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Miami / Race Riots / Media Coverage #281918

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 31, 1982
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(Studio) Post-riot atmosphere in Miami neighborhood reported.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Miami, Florida) Civic community's criticism of national media for coverage of riot and possible impact on region's tourism examined. [Mayor Maurice FERRE - questions if coverage would have been as extensive had violence occurred in north city.] [WTVJ news director Ralph RENICK - notes city's assimilation of large number of refugees in recent years] Miami's self-promotion campaign described; importance of Orange Bowl to city's tourism mentioned. [Orange Bowl committee spokesperson Charles KIMBRELL - denies city is under siege.] [FERRE - acknowledges reality of police force in black neighborhoods.]
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Engberg, Eric;
Kuralt, Charles

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