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    LORD THOMPSON OF FLEET, THE CANADIAN NEWSPAPER AND TELEVISION MAGNATE, RECEIVED AN HONOURARY DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIBERIA, IN MONROVIA, ON SUNDAY.

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    UNIVERSITY; PRESIDENT TUBMAN ARRIVES; LORD THOMPSON RECEIVING DEGREE AND SPEAKING; PRESIDENT TUBMAN SPEAKING.




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    Background: LORD THOMPSON OF FLEET, THE CANADIAN NEWSPAPER AND TELEVISION MAGNATE, RECEIVED AN HONOURARY DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIBERIA, IN MONROVIA, ON SUNDAY. LORD THOMPSON IS IN LIBERIA AS A GUEST OF PRESIDENT TUBMAN DURING CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE PRESIDENT'S 74TH BIRTHDAY.

    THE HONOURARY DEGREE WAS CONFERRED ON LORD THOMPSON AT A SPECIAL CONVOCATION. THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SPOKE, BEFORE THE PRESENTATION, OF LORD THOMPSON'S LEADERSHIP AND SERVICES TO JOURNALISM.

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN MADE THE FORMAL PRESENTATION OF THE DIPLOMA.

    LORD THOMPSON TOLD A LARGE AUDIENCE IN THE UNIVERSITY AUDITORIUM THAT THE WRITTEN WORD WOULD NEVER BE SUPERCEDED BY TELEVISION. THERE WOULD ALWAYS BE A NEED FOR NEWSPAPERS, HE SAID, BECAUSE PEOPLE NEEDED TO ABSORB INFORMATION; NO-ONE COULD GRASP ALL THE IMPORTANT DETAILS OF A STORY SEEN ON TELEVISION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA42LBZ9CVPDL6NKXH8JMMNH40H
    Media URN:
    VLVA42LBZ9CVPDL6NKXH8JMMNH40H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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