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Legion Disease / Bellevue-Stratford / Shapp #247608

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 23, 1976
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(Studio) Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp checks into Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia to allay fears of Legionnaires' disease by tourists and others.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Cause of disease still unknown. Shapp's purpose is to show people shouldn't stay away from Philadelphia or its hotels. [SHAPP - says disease not contagious and hopes message will get to rest of US that Philadelphia and its hotels safe.] Governor's move part of plan to save city's tourist industry [Hotel manager William CHADWICK - says no justification for cancellations.] 75 groups since Legionnaires have met in Philadelphia with no ill effects.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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