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Thames River Swans #291804

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 24, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Thames River) Annual count of swans on Thames River here, known as "swan upping," by Royal Swanmaster John Turk and representatives of Vintners and Dyers companies examined; films shown. Historical tradition to event recalled. Concern over birds' demise on British rivers due to lead poisoning discussed. [Azila COOKE - notes efforts to save species.] Source of lead poisoning explained. [Veterinarian Steve COOKE - explains problem; illustrates bird's plight on X-ray.] Extent of Cookes' effort to save birds described, shown. [Steve COOKE - cites need to remove source of lead from river.] Current number of swans on Thames River mentioned.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

Dean, Morton;
Teichner, Martha

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