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Nebraska Panhandle / Secession #230704

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 07, 1973
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(Studio) In 1784 John Sevier charged North Carolina with neglect of Tennessee region. Led secession to create state of Franklin. State of Tennessee later formed. History repeats in Nebraska.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Scottsbluff, Nebraska) Lyrics of Nebraska state song read. Legis. dispute leads to talk of panhandle secession; panhandle may join Wyoming. [RESIDENTS - express views. Hiram Scott College, now bankrupt, at issue; also roads. Governor James Exon object of dispute. [EXON - explains his stance.] Exon tours panhandle. [RESIDENT - accuses Exon of shortcomings.] Good football team, marching bands boast of panhandle. Wyoming interested, but secession doubted. [RESIDENT - praises University of Nebraska's football record.] Football season opens tomorrow.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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