CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 25, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced with regard to American preparations to regain America's Cup sailing trophy from Australia.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Off California Coast) Details given with regard to preparations by Americans for race in 1987. [Eagle skipper Rod DAVIS - comments.] Scenes from Australian TV, September, 1983, shown. Australia II's win in 1983 and national pride of Australians described; television commercial shown. Technology being used by Americans in preparations outlined; graphics shown. [Boat designer Gary MULL - comments on secrecy.] Prestige to city which sponsors winning team noted; fund-raising films shown. Cities competing for sponsorship listed on screen. [Eagle Challenge president Gary THOMSON - comments.] [Stars and Stripes skipper Dennis CONNER - comments.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen
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