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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Columbus, Mississippi) Continuing controversy over Tennessee's Tombigbee waterway examined; films shown. [Representative Jamie WHITTEN - considers project greatest in United States history.] Waterway's course illustrated on map. [Waterway authority director Glover WILKINS - notes project entails more removal of earth than did Panama Canal.] [Senator John CHAFEE - considers project a lemon for United States taxpayers.] Potential for coal shipping on completed waterway considered. [Barge operator Tim PARKER - notes drastic decline in demands for barge-transported coal.] [Amory, Mississippi, Mayor Thomas GRIFFITH - believes waterway will bring prosperity to his town.] [WILKINS - thinks economy salvation for region will result.] [WHITTEN - comments on Methuselah.]
REPORTER: Jim McManus
- Dean, Morton;
- McManus, Jim
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