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New York City Troubles #238824

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 27, 1975
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(Studio) Today bad day for NYC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Fire breaks out at telephone substn. in lower Manhattan; service to 170,000 telephone customers knocked out; police emergency alarms disrupted. [New York Telephone Company Leopold OBERST - says service operating well in rest of city and nation.] By afternoon, more than 100 firemen and civilians treated for smoke inhalation and injuries; patients at nearby hospital forced to evacuate. Earlier in day, commuters find it almost impossible to get into city because of hard hat workers' demonstration on Brooklyn Bridge. On west side, commuters unable to get into city because of accidents. Helicopter crashes in East River. Outside New York harbor, tanker runs aground. Some days it just doesn't pay to wake up.

Cronkite, Walter;
Lin, Sam Chu

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