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Analysis (Famous Small Towns) #251479

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1977
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(Studio) Plains, Georgia, and Juffure, Gambia, unknown until peanut farmer and author put them in spotlight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Comment with regard to consequences for 2 small towns; Plains, from which President Carter extracted essence of town to propel him to presidency; and Juffure, home of Kunta Kinte, whom author Alex Haley claims as ancestor in book "Roots." Reporter notes it's possible to get drunk on identity; cites organization, Americans of Royal Descent.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Sevareid, Eric
Duration:
00:02:40

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