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Briefly: Griffin / Grapefruit Poisoning / Davis Cup Controversy #497445

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 13, 1978
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(Studio) Reports with regard to Senator Robert Griffin's announcement in Detroit of intention to seek reelection; grapefruit sale ban in Milan, Italy, after mercury traces found in some fruit from Israel; and report from Nashville that insurance holding company has withdrawn support from Davis Cup tennis matches, after South Africa named Vanderbilt University student Peter Lamb, who is non-white, to its team and created controversy. Interview of Lamb in Nashville, by WSM-TV, shown. [LAMB - cites reaction to news, when told by reporter from "New York Times." Knows there are plans for demonstrations at matches, but thinks match will go on and being on squad is super. Says sports and pols. don't mix.]
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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