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Special Segment (Barrier Islands) #512418

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 01, 1980
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(Studio) Fragility of barrier islands along eastern United States coast noted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Folly Island, SC) Conflict between conservationists and developers with regard to fate of barrier islands such as Bird Key, SC, Miami Beach, Florida, Folly Island, SC, examined; films shown. [Hotel owner Steve MUSS - notes benefits to hotel by Army Corps of Engineers' improvements on Miami Beach.] [Corps spokesperson Colonel James ADAMS - comments on face value of property.] Dilemma created by improvements said illustrated by Folly Island; details given. [MAN - comments.] Damage to islands by storms such as Hurricane Allen noted; population growth of Folly Island mentioned. [PEOPLE - comment.] [Interior Secretary assistant Robert HERBERT - calls development waste of money.] President Carter's exec. policy with regard to barrier islands recalled; amount spent by government for development cited. [HERBERT - comments.] Continuing conflict outlined. [WOMAN - comments.]
REPORTER: Andrea Mitchell

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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