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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #518817

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 03, 1981
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(Studio) President Reagan's threat to fire striking air traffic controllers reported; details of strike, beginning today, given. Films shown. Pol. benefits of strike to Reagan administration outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Govt.'s legal action against strikers discussed; films shown. Reagan's criticism of situation detailed. [REAGAN - warns strikers of their violation of law and possible loss of jobs.] Inflexibility of administration position noted. [Union president Robert POLI - feels President is not properly informed.] Reagan's commitment to his stand explained; Calvin Coolidge quoted.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Chicago, Illinois) Atmosphere on picket line and contingency plans of military and Federal Aviation Administration noted; films shown. [Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Neil CALLAHAN - notes number working at Chicago center.] Some union leaders reported in hiding due to federal marshals. [Union spokesperson Art STAFFORD - explains his reaction.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

(DC) Strike's impact on national air service examined; films shown. Situations regionally detailed on map. [Federal Aviation Administration administration J. Lynn HELMS - thinks nation and Federal Aviation Administration will survive despite difficulties.] FAA's explanation for near-miss over New Jersey today mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Justice Department's continued legal efforts to end strike outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Cummins, Jim;
Hager, Robert;
Mudd, Roger;
Woodruff, Judy

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