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Fireworks / Ban #234892

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 17, 1974
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(Studio) Federal Consumer Products Safety Commission agrees to delay proposed ban on fireworks till after July 4.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Dillon, SC) John Adams' feelings toward fireworks on July 4 recalled 12 yr. old Jeff Jones blinded in 1 eye by firecrackers; 14 year old Bob Hanson also victim of firecrackers. Fireworks industry has become big business. [Fireworks company, Fort Pedro's manager Drahma SALEEBY - expresses disgust at bureaucratic interference.] [National Society for Prevention of Blindness Jim O'NEILL - believes fireworks have place at public displays, but individuals don't need fireworks because they're so dangerous.]
REPORTER: Steve Young

Mudd, Roger;
Young, Steve

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