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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #278806

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 11, 1981
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(Studio) Air traffic controllers' strike reported affecting international travel as Canadian controllers boycott US-bound planes.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Impact of Canadian air controllers' boycott on international air travel examined. [British Airways spokesperson Douglas NEWHAM - notes lone corridor open to planes.] Situation at Heathrow airport described. [PASSENGERS - criticize Ronald and Nancy Reagan.] Less-desperate situations at other European airports examined.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Montreal, Canada) Canadian government's reversal of earlier decision to reopen Gander, Newfoundland, control center; details given. [Canadian air controllers representative Bill ROBERTSON - thinks full investigation will indicate problems.] Situation at most airports here described. [Delta spokesperson Alan KEESS, Air Canada representative Bob ROUSSEAU - comment.] [American Airlines spokesperson Lina CIANCIULLO - notes line's schedule.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Reactions of Portuguese and Australian controllers to United States strike reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Airlines' support of government action in strike noted; today's meeting of airline and government representatives examined. [Air Transport Association president Paul IGNATIUS - calls for adjustment to reality of situation.] [Eastern president Frank BORMAN - criticizes those who claim flying is unsafe now.] Measures taken by airlines to deal economically with problem outlined. [Braniff chairperson John CASEY - calls strike a curse.] [BORMAN - wants stability.] Court ruling today on restraining order on PATCO and its president mentioned.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan;
Tucker, Lem;
Wagner, Richard

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