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Cultural Crisis / Wisconsin / New York City #2496

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 10, 1969
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(Studio) AFL-CIO President George Meany calls for meeting of unions involved in Metro. Opera salary dispute. Report on American cultural crisis.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Milwaukee, WI) Pickets protest $100 ticket prices for new Performing Arts Center
REPORTER: Marlene Sanders

(NYC) Pickets call for hiring more black musicians at Philharmonic Hall, though Hall did open on time, 6 symphonic groups have contract disputes with personnel. Il unions claim lockout as Metro. Opera fails to open on September 15. Box office receipts just don't pay bills. [General Mgr. Rudolf BING - says deficit made up through donations. Can't survive too long without government subsidies.]
REPORTER: Marlene Sanders

Reynolds, Frank;
Sanders, Marlene

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