NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 20, 1978
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(Studio) Report is on Johnstown, Pennsylvania, one year after 1977 flood.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Johnstown, Pennsylvania) Johnstown residents' fears about flooding described. [WOMAN - describes fear each time it rains.] Johnstown floods in 1889 and 1936, latter on Saint Patrick's Day, mentioned; films and drawings shown. Details of 1977 flood given; films shown. [2nd WOMAN - doesn't care anymore.] Damage to business and economy in Johnstown and effects lasting to present described and examined. Bethlehem Steel's plight, due to flood, coal strike and other reasons noted. Mvt. of Robindale community to new, temporary government hsing. mentioned. [Barry GRAMLING - discusses plans to build swimming pool in backyard.] [MAN - says this describes Gramling's faith in community.] Recovery efforts outlined. [Mayor Charles TOMLJANOVIC - discusses economy and recovery outlook for city.]
REPORTER: Jim Upshaw