CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1978
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(Studio) Report on continued recovery of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, from flood of July, 1977.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Johnstown, Pennsylvania) Details of flood damage, death toll and recovery attempts in valley around Johnstown given. Johnstown flood of 1889 mentioned. [Gas station owner Charles ZEMET - describes attempts to get business going again.] Bethlehem Steel's layoffs in area due to plant damage and effects this has on people and economy examined. [Johnstown Mayor Chas. TOMLJANOVIC - discusses effect on economy when laid off workers lose unemployment compensation.] [Public works commissioner George ARCURIO - discusses need for funds to complete repairs in city.] Flood danger in area described; Sammy's Creek given as example [City engineering consultant Fred YOUNG - discusses effect of climate on work.] [Tanneryville resident Edward CERNIC - describes damage done by flood in Tanneryville.] [Ruth MISNER - states feelings about aid to those who had minor damage and those who lost everything.] [Stephen CIBRIN - says government doesn't seem to care about flood victims.] [ZEMET - states reasons he'll stay in area.]
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss
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