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Air Force Base Closings / Craig Air Force Base / Alabama #244797

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 1976
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(Studio) Air Force targets 3 bases for closing: Craig in Selma, Alabama; Kinchelow in North Michigan and Webb at Big Spring, Texas. 5000 could lose jobs due to cuts here and elsewhere.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Craig ARM, Selma, Alabama) 2500 workers at Air Force Base earned $32 million last year and spent money in Selma. Busmen. worried at prospect of closing Craig. [Chamber of Commerce Vice President Carl MORGAN - says sales would be affected 4045% by Craig's closing. Some would go bankrupt.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Chicago, Illinois) [Defense Secretary Don. RUMSFELD - says Defense Department proposes long study of closing bases before they're closed.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

(Selma, Alabama) [Mayor Joe SMITHERMAH - speaks of economy impact that closing Craig would cause.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Cronkite, Walter;
Goldberg, Bernard

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