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Baseball Strike / Government Intervention / American Society #158672

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 08, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reports introduced.

(Capitol Hill: John Cochran) The politics of President Clinton's efforts to find peace in the baseball strike examined; details given of the position of Congressional Republicans against government intervention. [Senator Robert DOLE, Representative Newt GINGRICH - express reluctance to have Congress enter a labor dispute.] [Former baseball player Representative Jim BUNNING - mentions the antitrust exemption.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - backs the players.] [GINGRICH - raises more issues.]

(White House: Brit Hume) Clinton's mediation effort through labor negotiator William Usery reviewed. [CLINTON, White House press secretary Michael McCURRY, baseball players' union representative Donald FEHR, Boston Red Sox John HARRINGTON - offer views on the ongoing strike.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Columnist John Leo quoted about baseball and spring.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Baseball and the American national psyche examined; historical baseball film shown while the game's role in American society is reviewed. [PBS "Baseball" series producer/director Ken BURNS, "The Boys of Summer" author Roger KAHN, historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN - link baseball and society.] [Young FAN - comments.] Film clip from "Field of Dreams" shown.

Cochran, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter

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