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Plains, Georgia #258922

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1978
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(Studio) Report on failing economy of small south town.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Plains, Georgia) Expectations with regard to tourism in Plains, Georgia, after Jimmy Carter was elected President, preparations for tourists and failure of onslaught to materialize outlined. Carter campaign film shown; Mrs. Rosalynn Carter's appearance at opening of visitors' center noted. [MEN - comment on lack of things to see in Plains.] Failure of many business investments in town, incl. Faye's Bar-B-Q Villa, reported [Realtor James DALTON - discusses busmen.'s feeling that city officials are at fault for refusing to change zoning laws to permit outside business to establish.] [Plains grocer C.L. WALTERS - discusses keeping outside business out.] [Billy CARTER - thinks whole town is now rip-off.] President Carter's infrequent return to Plains cited. [Faye's Bar-B-Q owner Dave WEST - states feeling of residents about their aid to Carter as opposed to that on Saint Simon's Island and Camp David.]

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed

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