CBS Evening News for Monday, May 07, 1984
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(Studio) Lighting of Olympic torch in Olympia, Greece, reported, shown; protest by Olympia mayor and others over commercialization of torch relay noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Controversy over commercial aspect of Olympic torch relay examined; Muhammad Ali, Jane Fonda, Hells Angels local president George Christie noted among those paying to enter relay. [CHRISTIE - can relate to Olympics.] Relay course illustrated on map. [Athlete Guy BENJAMIN - criticizes elitist selection of torch bearers.] Econs. involved in Olympics for major corps. considered. [Olympic official Dan GREENWOOD - thinks games would not occur without corporate sponsorship.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
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