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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #279215

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 04, 1981
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(Studio) Consequences for striking air traffic controllers who don't meet President Reagan's deadline for returning to work outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [President REAGAN - reiterates his position regarding terminating striking controllers.] [Professional Air Traffic Controllers Org. president Robert POLI - is committed to continuing strike.] Legal action taken against some examined; fine levied against union by one federal judge mentioned. Current status of flights discussed. [POLI - says union's position is unchanged.] [Trans. Secretary Drew LEWIS - warns controllers.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker (KDFW-TV, WNAC-TV films/tapes)

(Sagus, California) Barry Wagner's career as controller discussed; his wife Lee's attitude noted. [Barry WAGNER - discusses predicament he's in. ] [Lee WAGNER - cites job's impact on husband.] Couple's plans in event he's fired tomorrow mentioned.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(New Jersey) Strike's economy impact on airlines examined; details given for losses in related national inds. Statistics listed on screen. [Microcomputer Systems spokesperson James TORESON, Bob GALLAGHER - note expense of chartering private plane.] Concern over possible delay in transfer of checks from bank to bank considered.
REPORTER: Ray Brady

(Boston, Massachusetts) Strike's impact on shipping industry examined; New England Nuclear Corp.'s dilemma cited as example [NEN spokesperson Ralph TONNESEN - comments on incrd. shipping costs.] Effect on lobster and fish shipments outlined. [Bay State Lobster spokesperson Angelo FARO - fears future.] [Seafood wsler. Benard ROSENBLATT - comments.] Concern over possible ripple effect throughout New England industry noted.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Reporter(s):
Brady, Ray;
Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan;
Young, Steve
Duration:
00:09:30

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