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American Cup #211361

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 06, 1970
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(Studio) American Cup 12 meter sailboat race rules complex; race exclusive and expensive; United States has held cup from beginning.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Newport, Rhode Island) 12 meter sloop "Heritage" competes for cup; owner, designer and skipper Saint Petersburg, Florida boat manufacturer Charles Morgan. [MORGAN - says boat racing competition fun.] $750,000 total investment; "Valiant" and "Intrepid" favored; "Heritage" modified daily;captain skills important [MORGAN - says has political philosophy in race; doesn't want Sovs. to win.] 1 of 3 boats will represent United States.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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