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CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 21, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Eric Engberg) Probability of NFL (National Football League) players strike tonight and issues underlying dispute examined; details given, scenes shown. [Player Dean HAMEL, team president Joe ROBBIE, FAN - comment.] [Oilers vice president Mike HOLOVAK - recruits non-league players in event of strike.] [FAN - opposes use of 2nd class players.] [Ad executive Richard KOSTYRA - expects ad revenues to drop.] ["Washington Post" reporter Tony KORNHEISER - comments.] Length of last NFL strike recalled.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Arbitrator's ruling in major league baseball players' push for free-agent status and economy implications examined; details given, scenes shown. Mickey Mantle mentioned, shown. Av. salaries since 1976 graphed on screen.Player Ron Guidry mentioned, shown. [Baseball Players Association spokesperson Don. FEHR - praises arbitrator's ruling.] [Player Gene WALTER - comments.] [Owners association representative Barry RONA - disagrees.] [Steelers pres. Dan ROONEY - fears implications for pro football.] [NBA Players Association spokesperson Larry FLEISHER - cites basketball players' current position.]

(Studio: Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer) Potential for baseball and football considered.

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob

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