NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 25, 1974
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(Studio) Report follows on old and honorable art of moonshining.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Wilkes Cnty., North Carolina) Revenuers still search for illegal whiskey operations, but moonshine business hits hard times because of inflation. [US Treasury agent George POWELL - says moonshine price approaches price of legal whiskey.] [Ex-moonshiner Harvey HERMAN - says market for moonshine down.] Other reasons for moonshine decline outlined. [Ex-moonshiner Arthur McCANN - says quality of moonshine suffered in height of moonshine availability.] [Ex-moonshiner Thurmond SPARKS - states he never made any moonshine he couldn't drink himself.] Moonshining represents part of vanishing Americana.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones