CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 1980
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) No. of fatalities and estimated cost of fires last year in United States noted in light of hotel fires in past 2 weeks; questions noted raised in both cases with regard to safety standards.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Cincinnati, Ohio, recalled passing new fire code laws following 1977 supper club fire in nearby Kentucky; NYC's laws, despite being retroactive, noted delayed by building owners and contractors. NYC's criticism of situation following Las Vegas, NV, fire mentioned.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
(Atlanta, Georgia) Atlanta, Georgia, site of nation's worst hotel fire, noted enforcing stringent sprinkler system law in public bldgs.; details given. [National Fire Protection Association spokesperson Dick STEVENS - comments.] Situation with regard to sprinkler systems in Miami Beach, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee, outlined.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall (WWL-TV newstape)
(Dallas, Texas) Extent of sprinkler protection in Houston and Dallas, Texas, examined; films shown.
REPORTER: David Dick
(Los Angeles, California) Possibility that Nevada will require all hotels to meet current fire safety codes following Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel tragedy noted; fire code situation in San Francisco, California, Seattle, WA, and role of material used in furnishing bldgs. examined. [San Francisco fire department spokesperson William GRAHAM - comments.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen
(Studio) Howard Levin, employee of Arrow Electronics, noted surviving both the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Grand Hotel fire in Las Vegas and yesterday's at Stouffer's Inn in New York.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.