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California / National Parks #317113

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 18, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Death Valley, California: Terry Drinkwater) Conservationists' battle to save California deserts noted led by Senator Alan Cranston; details given, scenes shown. [CRANSTON - wants to halt human destruction of deserts.] Cranston reported proposing legislature making national parks out of Death Valley, Joshua Tree and E. Mojave. [California Desert Coalition spokesperson Marie BRASHEAR - explains opposing bill; accuses Congress of a "feeding frenzy" on wilderness areas.] [Rancher David FISHER - notes generations of ranchers have worked to accomplish current balance of nature and ranching.] Yellowstone and Yosemite mentioned.

Drinkwater, Terry;
Rather, Dan

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