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Prisoners On Second Ave. / New York / Phone Service #481728

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 13, 1975
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(Studio) There have been number of fires at New York Telephone Company recently and some look like arson. In biggest fire, telephone service to people in lower Manhattan lost. Loss of telephone service causes changes in living in lower Manhattan.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Delicatessen customers now forced to come and place orders in person rather than on phone. [Delicatessen owner Abe LEBEWOHL - says loss of phone not bad; he sees more faces now.] Whole new group of customers eat at delicatessen: men who are working on phones. Funeral homes suffer from loss of phone. [Undertaker, Harry SMITH - discusses his problems stemming from loss of telephone service.] Phone company also sets up 32 sets of temporary phones; they're very busy.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

Chancellor, John;
Rollin, Betty

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