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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 27, 1976
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(Studio) Rural West Virginia to get dial phones. Federal court rules against objectors.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mouth of Seneca, West Virginia) Pendleton Cnty., West Virginia, to lose old crank telephones. Gladys Richards, "central," featured. [RICHARDS - operates switchboard.] Many liked old phones. [Harmon Hills, West Virginia, resident Mason KISAMORE - prefers old phones.] Pros, cons discussed. [President, New Telephone Company, Abraham BENNETT - believes objections mainly due to end of party lines.] [RICHARDS - says party lines practically beneficial.] Americana vanishes.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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