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National Bicentennial #464453

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1972
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(Studio) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, celebrated 100th birthday of nation in 1876. Problems abound for 200th anniversary.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Site for celebration disputed. Swamp near airport finally selected. President commission recommends against site as too costly. [Bicentennial Corp., William RAFSKY - says billion dollars cost include building site, plus hwys., transit lines, etc., to it. Possibility of fire noted is site adjacent to Gulf Oil tank farm and not far from Atlantic Oil tank farm. Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, Democrat, supports Republican President Nixon for reelection; Senator Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania is Republican minority leader Both want celebration in Philadelphia.
REPORTER: Lou Davis

Reporter(s):
Davis, Lou;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:50

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