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Clowns / Training #440742

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 19, 1968
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(Studio) Report on clown shortage.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Macon, Georgia) Clowns shown in circus. Clowns aren't being replaced.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Venice, Florida) Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus holds college for clowns. 30 of 1,000 applicants accepted. [Teacher Danny CHAPMAN - explains techniques.] Some of clowns-to-be described. All escapists and loners except 1 who brought family with him. Director Mel Miller invents faces for clowns. [Former Hospital Orderly John SEATON - says different to be clown. Like children.] [Former Teacher Dick NELSON - describes clown face.] [Former Mailman Glen LITTLE - feels different with clown's face.] Identity makes a clown. Otto Griebling, 70, shows his act.
REPORTER: Aline Saarinen

Huntley, Chet;
Saarinen, Aline

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