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Massachusetts / Secession Move #492778

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
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(Studio) Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket file bill to secede from Massachusetts.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Boston, Massachusetts) [WOMAN - sings Vineyard's "national anthem."] Mvt. born due to state redistricting and phasing out islands' own representative in legislature [State rep. Terrence McCARTHY - cites reasons for movement] Reporter notes McCarthy doesn't really believe secession will come, but there's chance. Vermont has expressed interest in 2 islands, but islanders really want seats in Massachusetts legislature that they've had nearly 275 years
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

(Studio) Martha's Vineyard seceded from New York to become part of Massachusetts in 1692.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
McCarthy, Lee

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