CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 28, 1973
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(Studio) Actor Jimmy Stewart sums up meaning of Soap Box Derby in promotional film.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(No location given) [STEWART - expresses Derby's importance.] Derby `73 marked by scandal; winner James Gronen disqualified. Gronen's uncle, Robert Lang, accepts responsibility for scandal. Akron Chamber of Commerce will no longer assume financial or administrative responsibility for Derby.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd (narrates)
(Akron, Ohio) [Akron Derby Incorporated president George BRITTAIN - says no national sponsor will finance Derby program.] [General manager Akron Derby Paul C. LIVICK - doesn't think Derby's dead.] Questioned about stumbling block to sponsorship for Derby. [BRITTAIN - charges cheating, fraud and hoax responsible for lack of sponsorship.]
REPORTER: Bill McKay ("Akron Bureau")
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