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World Series / Locker Room Controversy #51132

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 13, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming 3rd game in World Series and continuing controversy over women in dressing rooms reported Women reporters admission to Yankee dressing room but not to Dodgers' noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) Problems encountered in covering Series games in Los Angeles by "Newsweek" reporter B.J. Phillips, as woman sports reporter, outlined. [PHILLIPS - just wants to be ordinary reporter] Practices of allowing women reporters in dressing rooms in pro basketball and football stated. New York fed. court ruling allowing women in Yankees' dressing room after games noted. [Baseball commissioner Bowie KUHN - says players are entitled to some privacy in dressing rooms.] Kuhn film taken in January [Houston reporter Anita MARTINI - thinks issue is overlooking athlete, who, she believes, resents all reporters coming into locker room.] Opposition to this by other women reporters, on grounds players would become too inaccessible, stated.

Brown, Bob;
Robinson, Max

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