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Kentucky Nightclub Fire #252290

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 29, 1977
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(Studio) Fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, kills at least 200 and 100 more may be added to death toll. Club is just across river from Cincinnati, Ohio.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(Southgate, Kentucky) Report on fire. [Rescued PATRON - describes experience.] [Busboy Walter BAILEY - tried to direct people out without telling them of fire in order to keep panic down.] [Kentucky Governor Julian CARROLL - is hard to comprehend how it happened unless proper safety measures not taken or people weren't warned early enough.] Cause not yet known.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Studio) 3 men are arrested for looting in wake of fire. Singer John Davidson was star attraction and escapes safely. [Film shown.) [DAVIDSON - describes experience.] Davidson's musical director is 1 of victims. Fire is worst since Boston's Cocoanut Grove burned in 1942.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

Bradley, Ed;
Kelley, Chris

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