NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 1979
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(Studio) Report on national symbol that is in danger.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Cassville, WI) Details given about danger of extinction faced by bald eagles. Reasons for situation given. Treatment of victimized eagles at U. of Minnesota Veterinary Clinic noted; details given. Return of many of rehabilitated birds to wilderness reported; recent freeing of 2 eagles along Mississippi River given as example [Dr. Patrick REDIG - discusses releasing treated birds so they can return to wild and reproduce.] Destruction of breeding grounds by land developments in wilderness areas, like Red Cedar Lake, WI, stated. [US Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson Charles HUGHLETT - comments.] Eagle Valley along Mississippi River in Wisconsin said to be set aside for protection of eagles. [Naturalist Terry INGRAM - comments.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins
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