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Maine / Crank Phone #284462

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 25, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bryant Pond, ME) Last hand crank telephone system in United States examined; films shown. [Elton HATHAWAY - understands economy aspect to changing system.] Operators Andrea White and Debbie Farrington mentioned, shown. ["Don't Yank the Crank" Committee spokesperson Brad HOOPER - resents depersonalization of new system.] [Paul HILLQUIST - denies historical value of crank phone.] [Perley WILSON, Orrie WILSON - explain dislike of crank phone.] [Utilities commissioner Lincoln SMITH - announces commission's decision.]
REPORTER: Steve Young

Rather, Dan;
Young, Steve

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