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Yankees / Women Sports Reporters In Locker Rooms #259753

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 27, 1978
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(Studio) New York Yankees' opening of unisex locker room after game Tuesday night reported Is noted as result of lawsuit filed by woman sports reporter; chgs. stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Barring of women reporters from locker room after last year's World Series by Yankee manager and baseball commissioner noted. Idea behind ban stated as invasion of players' privacy and potential shock of women due to nudity in dressing room. "Sports Illustrated" reporter Melissa Ludtke's lawsuit about issue reported [LUDTKE - doesn't think nudity is issue that women reporters deal with. States own policies about interviewing player who might be uneasy with her presence.] Standard practice of allowing women in locker rooms in other pro sports said to be 3 years old. Yankees' locker room doors opened to women reported [Yankee infielder Fred STANLEY - isn't bothered by women in dressing room.] [Pitcher Catfish HUNTER - isn't bothered; would like to be reporter if he got into women's dressing rooms.]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's appeal of court ruling noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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