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The Earth Revisited (Barrier Islands) #266313

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 18, 1979
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(Studio) Location and development of barrier islands noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Folly Island, SC) Washing away of Folly Island examined; number of homes lost in past 10 years reported Films shown. Amt. of sea front lost by Joyner family in past cited as example [Sara JOYNER - comments.] Efforts by island residents to halt erosion of beaches outlined. [Army Corps of Engineers Colonel William BROWN - discusses situation.] [Eula CHASTAIN - comments.] Morris Island noted now completely gone, with only lighthouse remaining. Folly Islanders said suing federal government to underwrite sand replacement project such as that conducted by Corps of Engineers on Brooklyn beach; films shown. Criticism of federal encouragement with regard to development outlined. [Conservation Fndn. spokesperson John CLARK - comments.] President Carter said ordering review of federal policy affecting coastal areas; Hurricane David mentioned.
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

Cronkite, Walter;
Landay, Jerry

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