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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 17, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) State-sponsored Olympic teams compared to United States effort. Bobsled benefactor featured. Report introduced.

(Calgary, Canada: Jerry Bowen) 1948 video shown of Olympic bobsleding in Saint Moritz, Switzerland. 1948 Olympics noted being last time United States won bobsleding medal. 1988 bobsleding team featured; details given, scenes shown. [US Bobsled Federation spokesperson Al HACHIGIAN - comments on benefactor.] Indonesian tobacco company House of Sanpirna's owner T.P. Lem reported bankrolling US bobsled team. Amt. Lem donated given. [US Bobsled Federation spokesperson David HEIM - praises Lem's generosity.] Lem quoted on screen. [Chicago Bears Willie GAULT - comments on bobsled team.] [American company contributing to US cause, Airflow Sciences spokesperson James PAUL - describes that third world country aiding United States bobsled effort.] Money reported helping team. [US bobsledder Randy WILL - praises Lem.] [HACHIGIAN - praises Lem.]

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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