NBC Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1972
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(Studio) In 1976, United States of America will be 200 years old. Philadelphia location for celebration falls through.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) President Nixon cancels plans for bicentennial celebration exposition. Site for expo had presented problems. Fairmont Park dropped for fear amusement area would damage it. Penn Central RR tracks site too expensive. Port Richmond area residents object to having expo there, and Mayor Frank Rizzo agrees. Swamp land required too much renovation. [RIZZO - says city has much to offer for bicentennial.]
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