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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 08, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(Cooke City, MT: Bob McNamara) Fires reported continue to rage in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; details given, scenes shown. [TOURIST - comments on situation.] Effort to protect Old Faithful Inn detailed. [US Forest Service spokesperson Fred ROACH&firefighter Lee WILDING - comment on fire.]

(DC: Bill Plante) President Reagan reported meeting with Agriculture Secretary Richard Lyng and Interior Secretary Don. Hodel with regard to administration's fire policy; Reagan's recommendations outlined on screen. [Senator Malcolm WALLOP - comments on admin. fire policy.] [On July 27, HODEL - quotes administration fire policy.] [US Forest Service spokesperson Allan WEST -discusses dilemma.] Congress noted considering bill which would allow Canada and United States to help each other fight forest fires.

McNamara, Bob;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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