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Mt. McKinley Renaming Controversy #255759

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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(Studio) United States practice of naming mts. for famous men noted; exs. given. Report is on less enduring fame of name contrasted to endurance of rock.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mt. McKinley, AK) Naming of AK's Mt. McKinley by prospector who liked pol. William McKinley noted. Alaska Indians' ancient name for mount, Denali, meaning the great one, reported AK's fight to get name changed back to Denali detailed. [State senate John SACKETT - says any state's sites should be named in relation to state.] Ohio residents' objections to name change and particular opposition to change by McKinley's relatives mentioned. Rare newsreel footage of McKinley shown. Views of late President's great-great-nephews, Robert and Bill Howard, stated. [Robert HOWARD - doesn't see reason to change name; thinks it's almost slap in face.] [SACKETT - doesn't think there's anything wrong with Mt. McKinley, but thinks Denali is better.] Interior Secretary's agreement that name ought to be changed to Denali reported Upcoming discussion of matter by United States Board of Geographic Names cited. White House mentioned.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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