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ITN Exclusive: Interview with President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt (1957)

On 28 July 1957, ITN’s Robin Day interviewed President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt at his home in Cairo. The interview took place on 28 July 1957 and was broadcast after the News at Ten on 1 August 1957. The interview was a coup for ITN and Robin Day, especially given that Egypt and Britain were still technically at war over the Suez Crisis at the time. During the interview, Day asked Nasser about Egypt’s relations with Britain, communism and nationalism in the Arab world, Egypt’s relations with the Soviet Union, relations with Israel and the issue of Palestine, and the current situation regarding the Suez Canal. The cameraman was Cyril Page and the sound recordist Frank MacNally.

Watch the full interview.
Published on July 28, 1957 • 19 mins
Source: ITN Exclusive: Interview with President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt (1957) (ITN Archives on youtube.com)