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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 04, 1979
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(Studio) Deaths from trampling at The Who concert last night in Cincinnati, reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cincinnati, Ohio) Details of incident given; films shown. [Jeff MULLINS - describes scene.] [GIRL - describes own experience.) The Who said unaware of deaths until after concert; reasons for tragedy outlined. [Public safety director Richard CASTELLINI - announces investigation.) [Diana CUBERT - comments on poor arrangement at auditorium.)
REPORTER: Chris Kelley (WCPO-TV newstape)

(Studio) The Who said continuing to Buffalo, New York, for concert; Providence officials reported canceling band's concert and Boston noted debating issue.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Studio) 1969 Woodstock folk and rock festival and 1970 Altamont concert tragedy and Rolling Stones mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cincinnati, Ohio) 1977 Led Zeppelin and 1975 The Who concerts in Cincinnati recalled; films shown. Indications of Problems prior to last night's concert examined. [Who member Peter TOWNSHEND - says drug overdose cases wheeled backstage caused concern among group.] The Who said asking promoters to work together to promote possible fed legislature with regard to crowd problems at rock concerts. [TOWNSHEND - comments on atmosphere at concerts.) Role of violence and destruction in The Who performance and record, "The Kids are Alright" mentioned; film shown, courtesy New World Pictures
REPORTER: Martha Teichner (WCPO-TV newstape)

Cronkite, Walter

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