NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 26, 1975
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(Studio) Tomorrow, construction of Alaska oil pipeline begins. Pipeline expected to be finished in 2 years at cost of $6 billion. Big boom already underway in Fairbanks, AK.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Fairbanks, AK) Fairbanks becoming boom town. [Pipeline information Joe LA ROCCA - believes every facet of life being affected some way by pipeline.] Some problems include pollution, overloading of telephone system, hsing. [Gloria MAYS - says she and husband looked at 1 bedroom apt.; rent - $40 per day; husband only makes $37 per day.] Thousands come to Fairbanks looking for jobs. Fairbanks now has new school, porno film theaters, incring. crime rates. [Andrew TAGGARD - says Fairbanks beautiful, quiet place in 1967; now it's completely opposite.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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