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Chattooga River #240143

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 22, 1975
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(Studio) Influence of some movies can be deadly.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Oconee Cnty., SC) At least 20 persons killed on this river since "Deliverance" filmed here 3 years ago; scenes from movie shown. Challenging Chattooga River has become popular sport. [Expedition outfitter Payson KENNEDY - says there were fewer people challenging river before movie came out.] Tough new restrictions now being enforced for canoers on this river. This reporter takes ride on rapids; film shown; ride ominous.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Cronkite, Walter;
Osgood, Charles

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