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Football Strike / Replacement Games #106240

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 05, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Ned Potter) Issue of free agency as key to upcoming striking pro football player representatives meeting while Monday night football game is played reported [Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan ROONEY - notes issues involved in strike.] Possibility of further defection from picket lines of strikers cited. Film of Sunday games and fans shown. [Fan Jeff OBRICH - wants real game.] Quality of play and revenue loses discussed. [J. Walter Thompson spokesperson John SISK - criticizes substitute players.] Roles of advertising, television networks and striking players in bringing end to NFL (National Football League) strike outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Nightline" coverage of player representative meeting announced.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned
Duration:
00:02:20

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