CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 20, 1982
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(Studio) Possibility that tonight's game between New York Giants and Green Bay Packers will be last live game of season due to NFL (National Football League) players' strike reported Players union president Gene Upshaw noted making strike announcement; players' demands mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Strike's anticipated impact on television industry examined; films shown. [Ind. analyst Tony HOFFMAN - explains networks' ability to cut losses.] Efforts of CBS, ABC and NBC to fill time described; strike's effect on nation's taverns considered. [Tavern owner `Doug MORGAN - notes anticipated weekly cost.] Similar impact on gambling industry noted. [Casino exec. Sonny REIZNER - compares football betting industry to United States Steel.] Fin. impact on players' described. [VENDOR - notes amount he stands to lose.] Stadium owners' financial strains mentioned. [FAN - criticizes strike.] Fans' response to baseball strike recalled.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg
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