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Tellico Dam #261074

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 13, 1979
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(Studio) Opposition to Tellico Dam, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) project in Tennessee, by snail darter supporters and Cherokee Indians recalled; successful eviction of remaining 2 residents in TVA's way today announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Greenback, Tennessee) [Beryl MOSER - states bitterness.] Moser's ancestral link with home noted futile in his efforts to remain; films shown. Background on TVA's forced purchases under Right of Eminent Domain Act given amount of Ritchey family land actually submerged and amount they were forced to sell to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) considered. [Jean RITCHEY - calls it stealing.] [TVA attorney Herbert SANGER - responds to "land grabber" criticism.] Plight of 75-yr. old Nellie McCall noted. [McCALL - says she has to have a living.] McCall's history on farm outlined.

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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