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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 29, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Bicentennial plans.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Largest American flag placed on bridge in New York harbor. Winds destroy flag; holes needed in flag.
REPORTER: Bill Beutel

(Studio) Yrs. ago British firm received contract from Pennsylvania to make United States liberty bell. Bell cracked and was recast in US. Firm now sending new bell to US.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(London, England) Head American Bicentennial Admin., John Warner, 1st rang Bicentennial Bell along with Marquess of Lothian, head British Bicentennial Committee Liberty Bell made here 200 years ago. [Whitechapel Bell Foundry Doug. HUGHES - says 1st bell cracked because it was hung by ignorant colonials.] Bicentennial bell took 3 mos. to make. Procedure noted.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

(Studio) Bell won't be rung July 4 because it will still belong to the queen until July 6.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Beutel, Bill;
Brown, Hilary;
Reasoner, Harry

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