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Washington, DC National Cathedral / Stone Carvers #495586

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1977
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(Studio) National Cathedral in Washington, DC was begun 70 years ago today and has yet to be completed. Construction has stopped for while for lack of funds. If anyone knows how to carve stone gargoyle with drain hole in mouth, there are jobs available, but not many.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Washington, DC National Cathedral will probably be last Gothic cathedral built. Now all major work is at standstill and construction crew numbers 5 - stone carvers. Stone carving is dying art, and would be almost impossible to assemble another team. Master carver is Roger Morigi, who carved figure of Christ above main altar. [MORIGI - says even though he knows he carved works, it's hard to believe he did it when he looks at them.] Team conts. carving and storing figs. for cathedral.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Brinkley, David;
Kiker, Douglas

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