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San Francisco / Earthquake Anniversary #276574

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 18, 1981
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(Studio) San Francisco, California, earthquake 75 years ago recalled; possibility of it occurring again noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(ban Francisco, California) San Francisco quake recalled; films shown. [Survivor Olivia GRANUCCI - recalls disaster.] Predicted extent of damage and fatalities if San Andreas fault moves again outlined; implications of information gathered by University of California-Berkeley seismic laboratory noted. [Seismologist Bruce BOLT - predicts damaging quake in next 10-20 years] San Francisco's state of preparedness discussed. [Emergency Services dir. Philip DAY - thinks apathy is preventing preparedness.] [Psychiatrist Dr. Francis RIGNEY - cites psychological factors contributing to situation.] Findings of recent survey with regard to residents' attitude towards situation outlined; today's ceremonies with regard to 1906 earthquake mentioned. [GRANUCCI - expresses fatalistic attitude towards another major quake.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Petersen, Barry;
Schieffer, Bob

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