NBC Evening News for
Friday, Aug 08, 1975


Headline: 51st State

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(Studio) Report on sections of Michigan and Wisconsin that are trying to create 51st state.
REPORTER: John Hart

(Lansing, Michigan) Talk occurs with regard to breaking off part of Michigan and Wisconsin to form state of Superior. Legis. formed committee to study idea; similar study in Wisconsin. Map shows proposed merger. People in upper Michigan feel too much of taxes goes to Detroit. [President 51st state committee Theodore ALBERT - says Michigan government treats N. Michigan like foreign cntry.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Minocqua, Wisconsin) People complain of taxes going to support poor urban school districts in south [Town treasurer Larry BOSACKI - says people here getting ripped off.] [Mayor Richard HERRICK - says taxed without representative] Upper Michigan has timber and mining. North Wisconsin is tourist area. 51st state could be financed by legalized gambling.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Michigan) [Senator minority leader Bob DAVIS - says not economy feasible or political practical.] [51st state committee John GLABSER - says it can work.] Situation brings attention to people who feel neglected.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

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Program Time:05:53:20 pm - 05:57:10 pm. Duration: 03:50
Reporters:Hart, John; Jamieson, Bob
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Record Number:484742