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Colorado Holiday Cancellation / Denver Broncos #496065

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 1978
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(Studio) Declaration of Friday as holiday by governor of Colorado and mayor of Denver, after Denver Broncos pro football team won berth in Super Bowl, and later cancellation of it is subject of report

(Denver, Colorado) Background of declaration and taxpayers' objections to holiday for state and city employees, with pay, noted. Broncos coach Red Miller mentioned. No. of telephone calls to Governor Richard Lamm's office complaining of holiday noted. [WOMAN - tells caller they're keeping tally of all calls.] [LAMM - says it's obvious he's made mistake and has been hearing from public all morning. Announces cancellation of holiday, but asks people to celebrate "thank you, Broncos, day" on Friday anyway.] Denver mayor's action in changing color of lights on capitol during Super Bowl week noted.

Hart, John;
Webb, Pete

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