CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1977
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(Studio) Special report on athletic event in Monroe, LA, and involvement in it of one particular sportsman.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Monroe, LA) Report on Arden Chapman's expertise in catching grapes with mouth; his pitcher is Bennie Jones. Athletic event involved is Chapman's attempt to break world's record for grape catching, now held by Massachusetts man; event staged on football field at Northeast Louisiana State University [CHAPMAN - talks about type of grapes he uses, things involved in catching them and praises Jones' throwing. Notes sometimes painful catches.] Reporter notes Chapman's success in setting new record, documented in this report Also mentioned in report are Muhammad Ali and Reggie Jackson.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
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