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Federal Theater Revived #238995

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 1975
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(Studio) Job relief program being revived on West Coast to help struggling actors.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Federal government sponsors theater project; hires unemployed actors, singers, dancers to entertain audiences; project revived from `30's and seems to be successful. Unemployment cunning high in Hollywood; all kinds of show people prepare for auditions over next 2 weeks 30 actors have applied so far for each available job. 1930's federal theater came under attack as being too political; this time, there are strict orders from Washington, DC not to produce political plays. [Project director Clara LOUVIER - says actors' abilities have been ignored too long; government job programs don't always have to be leaf-raking jobs.] Public to benefit from these performances also because they're all free.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger

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