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New York City Phones #215278

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 07, 1971
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(Studio) Phone problems.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) television telephone ads shown; New York City telephone situation bad. [New York Public Service Commissioner Kenneth JONES - says sick and elderly without phones classified as emergency cases; another case incls. those involved in public health and safety; 3rd class incls. business companies] [VP J.S. Love and Company, Walter UNTERMEYER - over 90% business conducted over phone.] [Bedford-Stuyvesant resident, Mrs. Mattie KING - says wait for hrs. for dial tone; street phone doesn't work either.] [President New York Phone Company, W.M. ELLINGHAUS - says problems matter of growth in telephone use exceeding estimates.] Some claim phone company took profits instead of investing in new equipment; telephone company has $1 billion yearly expansion program, but low salaries not attracting long term workers.
REPORTER: Hughes Rudd

Mudd, Roger;
Rudd, Hughes

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