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CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 03, 1977
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(Studio) Special House committee reports to Congress today that pro baseball should no longer be exempt from antitrust laws and legislature should be considered to end exemption.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) No law passed, but vote indicates sentiment with regard to issue. [LA Representative Gillis LONG - says witnesses to committee didn't make case for contd. exemption for baseball.] [New York Representative Leo ZEFERETTI - notes problems coming up between owners of teams and local govts. which support arrangements for teams.] Move of Washington (DC) Senators baseball team to Texas 5 years ago noted. (Film shown.) Committee's recommendations to Congress with regard to all pro sports noted.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

Duvall, Jed;
Mudd, Roger

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