CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 01, 1979
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(White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico) Background of earlier series of reports on environment, in 1970, given. Films shown. Mentioned are White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, 1st Century Christians' wait for coming of apocalypse as described in Book of Revelations, pollution destruction of ancient treasures in Rome, Venice and Athens and development of atomic bomb. Predictions of bleak outlook for mankind by experts questioned in 1970 series noted; update on their views shown. [Biologist Paul EHRLICH - 1970 and 1978 comments made.] [Biologist Barry COMMONER - 1970 and 1978 comments made.] [Activist Denis HAYES - 1970 and 1978 comments made.] Is reported that area around Ground Zero, site of 1st atom bomb explosion, is coming back to life. Intention in upcoming reports outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
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