CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 11, 1977
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(Studio) New York judge rules that NYC's local port authority can't overrule fed. authorities and refuse Concorde supersonic transport landing rights at Kennedy International Airport.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) 20 years of animosity with regard to jet noise from Kennedy Airport is behind surrounding communities' protest of supersonic transport landing. (Film of Dulles Airport shown.) Protesters talk of further protests and court action. [Emergency Coalition to Stop the supersonic transport spokesperson Carol BERMAN - will go to Supreme Court if necessary; thinks further demonstrations at airport will occur.] New York-New Jersey Port Authority to appeal and New York Governor Hugh Carey agrees. New York City business leaders say supersonic transport service to Washington, DC has already affected business and if city to stay cntry.'s bus. and finance leader, supersonic transport must be allowed; British and French officials concur. [British Airways spokesperson Roderick WILSON [sic] - says plane isn't beast it's painted to be.] Air France says Concorde will land in NYC June 20; British Airways to begin soon. [Area resident Paul GREENBLATT - wants to hear jet for self and if no noisier than others, doesn't oppose it.] (Edward Note: Confusion of names in this item apparent among the three networks.)
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick