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New Orleans Police Strike / Mardi Gras #262336

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 27, 1979
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(Studio) Small Mardi Gras crowd in New Orleans due to police strike noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Report on jazz band's "funeral" for Mardi Gras, called dead due to police strike in city. National Guard crowd control mentioned. "Funeral march" down Saint Peter's Street through French Qtr. to Jackson Sq. reported Occasion noted to turn into celebration of Mardi Gras upon reaching square.
REPORTER: Sam Ford

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam
Duration:
00:01:40

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