CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 29, 1974
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(Studio) American labor movement violent in Kentucky in early 30's. Attempts to organize union in Harlan Cnty., Kentucky, begin again.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Harlan Cnty., Kentucky) Background of union movement in 30's given. [Mrs. Minnie LUNDSFORD - recalls violent 30's.] Life somewhat better in Harlan Cnty. now. Mine strikers denounce South labor union and want to organize with UMW. [Miner Bill DOAN - explains injury received in unsafe mines.] Coal company official insists mines are safe. [Brookside Mine manager Norman YARBOROUGH - refuses to allow CBS reporters near mines.) [CBS reporter Chas. THOMPSON - argues with Yarborough.] Atmosphere of violence grows in cnty.; nonstriking workers attacked by women. [Betty ELDRIDGE - explains how nonstrikers kept away from mines.] [Striking miner Carl NOE - says violence on increase; has injury to prove it.) [General store clerk Barbara HENSLEY - reports gun sales good since mine strike.] No one wants bloody Harlan again. Florence Reese's song about bloody Harlan ends report
REPORTER: Tony Sargent
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