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New York / Lake Monster #277993

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 27, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Port Henry, New York) [PEOPLE - describe monster they saw in Lake Champlain.] Mystery of alleged monster, similar to the Loch Ness monster, examined; films shown. [Joseph ZARZINSKI - explains his commitment to finding the creature.] Basis of scientists' belief that such creatures do exist explained. [Univ. Chicago spokesperson Roy MACKAL - thinks they're probably primitive whales.] Port Henry's adoption of the monster, known as "Champ," cited. [Mayor Robert BROWN - notes tourist potential.] [Chamber of Commerce SPOKESPERSON - comments.] Town's sighting board, listing all who have seen Champ, shown. [PEOPLE - comment.] P.T. Barnum's exploitation of Champ recalled.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Kelley, Chris;
Schieffer, Bob

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