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Rattlesnake Steak Controversy #260480

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 12, 1979
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(Studio) Rattlesnakes mentioned; report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Dominique's French Restaurant's specialty, rattlesnake, noted; films shown. [Dominique D'ERMO - comments on amount sold each week] Interior Department scientist, Kenneth Dodd's request that Dominique stop serving Pennsylvania rattlesnake due to illegality of using state's snake for that purpose cited; Dominique reported switching to Texas rattlesnake. [CUSTOMER - compliments dish.] Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus' fondness for Dominique's, letter of apology to D'Ermo and firing of Interior Department's only scientist concerned with disappearance of reptiles, Dodd, reported [ANDRUS - says matter is under appeal.] [Herpetologist C. Kenneth DODD, Junior - says this is ridiculous.]

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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