NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 23, 1978
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(Studio) Report on apparent failure of Boston's Combat Zone.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Boston, Massachusetts) Creation of Combat Zone by Boston Redevelopment Authority to contain pornography in city and crime problem that has developed detailed. [Boston police superintendent John DOYLE - describes criminal types attracted to area and jump in crime rate.] Police videotape shown. Prostitutes' entry into pickpocketing noted. 1976 murder of Harvard football player and resultant police crackdown in Combat Zone reported Details given about results of crackdown and predictions that Zone will be dead in another year
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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