NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 24, 1975
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(Studio) Report on state fairs.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Illinois State Fair) 1 of 1st Illinois state fairs held in Alton, Illinois, in 1856. Artist sketch of fair shown. Fair returned to Springfield in 1880 and is still there. Fairs promote agriculture products of state. [SPKR. - announces livestk. winners.] Fairs now cater to city dwellers. Musical groups featured Osmonds, John Davidson, Dionne Warwick, Anita Bryant, Vikki Carr and rock group "America". Cntry.-type music still there. 1933 fair shown. [On 1933 film, Illinois Governor Henry HORNER - says governor has chance to meet old friends at fair. Praises President Franklin D. Roosevelt.] 2 Republican candidates seek to replace Democrat government [Republican candidate James THOMPSON - speaks about child's award.] [Republican candidate Richard COOPER - compliments animal and places ribbon on it.] [SPKR. - praises virtues of milk; sells dairy products.] New products introduced at state fairs. Most fairs make profit or break even.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson
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