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Disease / American Legionnaires / Public Concern #247774

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 04, 1976
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(Studio) American Legion families in Pennsylvania worried over mysterious disease striking members who attended recent state convention
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) Legionnaire William Martin recs. news of wife's illness. [MARTIN - wishes they could find cure.] No cure found yet. Scenes of William Hafer funeral shown. [Legionnaire Dennis KAPUSCHINSKY - says people at office asking if he can contaminate them.] [Legionnaire Albert HAUSE - says people are scared.] Williamsport hospital urging all who have symptoms to come in for checkup. Officials fear more people will be hospitalized. [Williamsport hosp. director of public information Joseph GOODE - says people overreacting; are on border of mass hysteria.] Some not afraid. Legionnaire Clarence Seman refuses to come for checkup. [SEMAN - says can take care of himself; isn't afraid.] Seman's reaction is exception; most are afraid.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

Kladstrup, Don;
Mudd, Roger

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