Meet the Press   |  June 30, 2013

Obama reflects on Mandela's legacy

The president remarks on Nelson Mandela's impact on human rights.

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>>> mandela remains in stable but critical condition, another busy day for president obama arriving in cape town and spending the morning at robben island , the jail where mandela was held for the 18 of 27 years of his confinement. saturday the president met privately with some of man dell will's children and grandchildren and spoke to state of the union about the former lead ears legacy.

>> as you go forward, think of the man who's in our prayers today. think about 27 years in prison. think about the hardships and the struggles and being away from family and friends. reflecting on his years of prison, nelson mandela wrote there were dark moments that tested his faith in humanity, but he refused to give up.