CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 05, 1981
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(Studio) Additional roadblocks in California this wkend. in effort to halt spread of Mediterranean fruit fly infestation noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Tampa, Florida) Florida's spraying program reported apparently successful; history of state's Medfly problem examined; films, photos shown. [Arthur CAMP - recalls infestation in early 1900's.] Details of that eradication process outlined; government film, "The Rise and Fall of the Medfly", shown with regard to 1956 infestation. [Agriculture Department spokesperson Charles POUCHER - recalls `56 infestation.] No. times Miami was sprayed with malathion in `56 recalled; details of program given. [James GRIFFIThigh school - notes state's approach to eradication; criticize California's slow response to problem.]
REPORTER: Bruce Hall (WTVT film/tape)
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