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Special (Endangered Desert) #488296

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 14, 1976
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(Studio) Report on effect of visitors on prehistoric art in American desert.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(American Desert) Examples of prehistoric art noted. Archaeologists say 1/2 art work defaced, destroyed or stolen. Federal government does little to protect desert. Group "Desert Watch" formed to protect desert treasures. [Desert Watch Ike EASTVOLD - comments on the rarity of the giant drawings sketched on the desert floor.] Motorcycles allowed on desert. [EASTVOLD - notes damage done by motorcycle races.] [American Motorcycle Association Jim WELLS - says charges not substantiated in court] Desert should be big enough for all. Bureau of Land Management controls 3/4 of desert which is public land. Rest is privately owned. 1 ranger assigned to each million acres. [BLM spokesperson Delmar VAIL - notes difficulty in keeping order.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack

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