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ERA / Convention Boycott #51009

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 1978
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(Studio) Boycott of convention sites in states not passing ERA reported Said concern at meeting of convention and visitor's bureau officials in San Antonio, Texas.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) Modern Language Assn's. boycott of cities in states where ERA has been voted down noted. Map of affected states shown. Losses to Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Miami Beach noted. Background of boycott and role of NOW recalled. Film shown. [NOW President Ellie SMEAL - describes tactics.] Chicago reaction noted. Miami Beach said not unduly concerned with regard to losses. [Miami Tourist Authority Hal COHEN - anticipates backlash from boycott tactics.] Other such boycotts recalled.
REPORTER: Julie Eckhert

Eckhert, Julie;
Reasoner, Harry

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