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Record Craze / A Portrait of Americans #232947

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 15, 1974
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(Studio) Record crazes come and go. Ex. given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Since release in December, "A Portrait of Americans" by Canadian Byron MacGregor has sold 3 1/2 million records. Listeners react to record. [Author of record, Gordon SINCLAIR - credits record's success to timing.] Byron MacGregor 1st recorded Sinclair's commentary, and now promotes record across US. Royalties pledged to American Red Cross. MacGREGOR - admits he would like to make some money off record.] MacGregor may get his chance. He's releasing new album which is tribute to Britain.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) If Britain to overcome problems as suggested in song, she must pull out of inflation 27% worse than US.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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