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Sports Television Blackouts #220527

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 04, 1972
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(Studio) House and Senator consider eliminating home town television blackouts of pro sports events when there is a sellout 48 hrs. before game time. President Nixon endorses measure.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) National football commissioner, Pete Rozelle, says team owners oppose lifting blackouts even when games sold out. [Senator John PASTORE - defends his compromise plan.] [ROZELLE - says proposal would be self-defeating as sellout games would cease.] [Senator Vance HARTKE - says there is no law to guarantee that football owners should get wealthy.] Baseball commissioner, Bowie Kuhn, Federal Communications Commission commission chairperson, Dean Birch, broadcast sponsor to testify.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sargent, Tony
Duration:
00:02:40

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