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Blackout Law / Effects #230403

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 17, 1973
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(Studio) Pro. football season begins. Under new local television blackout ban, games sold out 72 hrs. in advance were shown on TV. Some fans take advantage of games on TV.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) Fans react to blackout law with regard to Dolphins and 49ers' game. REPORTER: David Culhane

(New York City, New York) Some fans stay away from Giants-Houston game. Attendance figure very low. Fans react to games shown on bar TV. [NFL commissioner Pete ROZELLE - believes blackout law is terrible.] Real test for blackout law's effect to be next season.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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