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New York / Club Fire #127582

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 25, 1990
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: Ron Claiborne) Deadly fire at Happy Land, an illegal social club in New York City, featured; scenes shown from Hispanic neighborhood. [WITNESS, first assistant fire commissioner Robert UNGAR, emergency medical service Lieutenant Roy DAVID, Reverend John FLYNN - comment.] [Police commissioner Lee BROWN - says arsonist was motivated by a dispute.]

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) Fire problem at illegal social clubs in immigrant communities reviewed; scenes shown from previous fires; details given of political issue of such clubs as faced by previous and current mayors Edward Koch and David Dinkins. [MAN - comments.] Infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in 1911 recalled; photos shown. [DINKINS - comments.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Claiborne, Ron;
Sawyer, Forrest

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