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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) [National Basketball Association spokesperson David STERN, Player Association spokesperson Larry FLEISHER - comment on possible strike.] Baseball and football strikes recalled. Efforts to avoid professor basketball strike examined; average sport salary noted. Those players making $1 million or more per year listed on screen; owners' disgruntlement with situation outlined. [STERN - considers negotiations economy reality.] Owners' proposals described. [Kareem ABDUL-JABBAR - thinks owners' request for portion of sneaker money is absurd.] ["Magic" JOHNSON, ABDUL-JABBAR - dismiss owners' stand on coach airline travel.] [FLEISHER - thinks problem is caused by owners.] [Julius ERVING - would be hurt financial by strike.] [FANS - criticize possibility of strike.] [FLEISHER - considers game big business, entertainment.] Negotiations thought continuing next week
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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