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Mexico / Earthquake Aftermath #306022

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 23, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Ciudad Guzman, Mexico) Earthquake destruction between coast and Mexico City examined; scenes shown. Plight of survivors (named) cited.

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Mexico City, Mexico) Role of shoddy construction in disaster examined; scenes shown. [Earthquake expert Joshua LICHTERMAN - explains findings so far indicating poor construction quality.] [Mag. editor Armando AYALA - accuses contractors of corruption resulting in poor quality bldgs.] [President press secretary Manuel ALONSO - tries to downplay number public bldgs. involved.] Implications for United States construction in earthquake zones considered.
REPORTER: Juan Vasquez

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Status of international relief effort, official and vol., examined; scenes shown. [Vol. Lois KANESS, Salvation Army Major Alfred VAN CLEEF, Father Luis OLIVARES - discuss contributions, political implications.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Studio) No. tremors occurring here since first earthquake noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Dow, David;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan;
Vasquez, Juan

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