NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 01, 1974
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(Studio) Report on violinist who isn't eccentric.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan
(Turkey Creek, Colorado) Fodor plays violin at home. Shown at concert. 1st American to win top prize at Tchaikovsky violin competition in Moscow. No 1st prize awarded. 2 years ago, won Paganini contest in Italy. At top of profession. [FODOR - says good physical shape important to his playing. Talks of jogging and riding horses.] Began training at 7. [Original teacher Harold WHIPPLER - speaks of how well Gene practiced.] [FODOR - speaks of love for violin and voice.] Referred to as "Mick Jagger of the violin". Photographed with models for story about his bachelor status. [FODOR - says marriage could help career. Not ready yet.] To start tours soon. [FODOR - hopes to build home in Colorado.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs
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