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CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 22, 1971
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(Studio) Some people continue normal lives in shadow of possible Middle E. war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, Egypt) Dr. Ramses Wassef taught peasants how to weave during last 15 years; tells them create pictures without art training. Result, unique, exotic, tapestries. Many tapestries sent abroad, sold for as much as $2,000. [WASSEF - says not running school; creations spontaneous flow of natural impulses; in response to reporter question, believes any child can do it.] Weaving enables peasants to make good living.
REPORTER: Bob Allison

Allison, Bob;
Cronkite, Walter

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