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Liberty Weekend / Tall Ships, Exploitation #310619

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 30, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Arrival of Italy's entrant (named) into tall ships flotilla scheduled for Liberty Weekend in New York City harbor noted; details given, scenes shown.

(NYC: Richard Roth) Criticism of commercialization of Statue of Liberty anniversary examined; scenes shown. Exs. given. [Sociologist Herbert GANS - criticizes exploitation of symbol.] [Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Fndn. spokesperson Stephen BRIGANTI - defs. fundraising tactic.] Various Liberty Weekend festivities financed by television rights sold to ABC and other sources noted. [Representative Bruce VENTO - criticizes television commercials during events.] Chief Justice Warren Burger mentioned.

Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard

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