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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 30, 1970
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(Studio) NFL (National Football League) Players' Association strikes.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Players want pension plan, refuse owners' offer; team representatives strike unanimously; club owners worried. [Players' Association President John MACKEY - compares professional football players and other laborers.] [Atlanta Falcons representative Billy LOTHRIDGE - says team 100% behind strike.] [Los Angeles Rams representative Roman GABRIEL - says Rams won't play until majority of teams decide to.] [Atlanta Falcons president Frank WALL - says offer to players may be changed if teams refuse to play pre-season games.] Kansas City Chiefs play charity game tonight, then start strike.
REPORTER: Brent Musberger

Cronkite, Walter;
Musberger, Brent

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