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CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1979
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(Studio) NCAA win of IN State over Oklahoma noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Racist aspect of NCAA featured. [Red AUERBACH - comments.] [MAN - comments.] IN State player, Larry Bird said called "The Great White Hope" by some. Bird background given. Film shown, courtesy NBC Sports. [BIRD - comments.] IN State's record cited. [BIRD - comments re: white players.] White-black figs. given. [Celtics player Bob McADOO - comments.] Position of Celtics with regard to basketball standing stated. [AUEREACH - comments.] [BIRD - comments.] Rel. between salaries, ticket sales and NBA cited.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy;
Cronkite, Walter

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