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July Fourth Celebrations: Washington, DC Smoke-In / Others #500009

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 04, 1978
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(Studio) July 4th demonstrations by Yippies in Washington, DC in attempt to get marijuana legalized reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Growing acceptance as annual occurrence of Yippies' July 4th smoke-in in Washington, DC noted. Details given about meeting held this year [MAN is putting President Carter, Congress, DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) and other federal agencies on notice that group will work for legalization of pot.] March to Lafayette Park described; police attitude toward protesters cited. Buffalo, New York, tourists Jerry and Mary Marcinowski's reaction reported [MARCINOWSKI - thinks it's ridiculous and that police cater to protesters.]

(Studio) Independence Day celebrations this year described as less fervent than in Bicentennial, but varied nevertheless.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Atlanta, Georgia) Report on Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race, run along city's Peachtree Street.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

(NYC) Report on lifeboat races in New York City harbor. Clouds obscuring Statue of Liberty noted.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Mackinac Island, Michigan) Report on Mackinac Island's stone skipping contest. World champs are John Coler and Glen Lloyd, Junior [MAN - calls for contest to start.]
REPORTER: Norma Quarles

(No location given) Report on Kenwood, California's, world championship pillow-fighting contest.

Brinkley, David;
Hunt, Richard;
Jimenez, Bob;
Kur, Bob;
Neal, Roy;
Quarles, Norma

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