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Football / Girl Jr. High Player #259701

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 22, 1978
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(Studio) Women's gains in fields previously considered all-male, like Fed. Reserve Board and space program noted. Report on women on playing field.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Brunswick, MD) Details given about 14-yr.-old sophomore football player Ida Fox. [Ms. FOX - describes reaction she got from others about desire to play.] Her successful tryout for junior varsity high school team noted. [Ms. FOX - describes coach's initial reaction to her being hit.] Apparent acceptance of her playing by coach and teammates reported [Coach Berley PRUITT - says boys were afraid to hit Ms. Fox at first, but now aren't.] [Father, William FOX - was amused at first, but now supports daughter 100%.] [Mother, Joann FOX - doesn't know what she'd do if daughter got hurt.] Ms. Fox's thoughts on future playing stated.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill
Duration:
00:02:00

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