NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 17, 1978
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(Studio) Costs of winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, featured.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Film shown of 1932 occasion in Lake Placid. Current film shown. Experience of meet detailed. Inflation and environmental problems noted. [Olympic Committee president Ronald MacKENZIE - says one learns only by doing.] Federal costs said to be up $14 million. [Peter SPURNEY - blames ignorance for situation.] Incr. in costs to New York state noted. Commerce Department role noted. [Commerce Department Harold WILLIAMS - says President Carter does not favor additional appropriation for project.] Need for money, high unemployment in Lake Placid, and matters of local taxes considered.
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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