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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #518908

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 1981
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(Studio) Continue air traffic controllers' strike reported causing President Reagan to fire them.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Govt.'s dismissal program outlined. [Trans. Secretary Drew LEWIS - thinks system is being rebuilt.] Closing of some airport towers, include one on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, noted. [Vineyard airport manager Stan MERCER - cites implications of tower's closing.] Use of military traffic controllers discussed; situation at government's training school in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, described.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) PATCO president Robert Poli's allegation of fascist tactics used by government noted; his visit with jailed controller Steven Wallaert examined. [POLI - thinks working controllers are in trouble.] [WALLAERT - thinks admin. is playing Russian roulette.] [POLI - encourages strikers.]
REPORTER: Gene Pell

(Los Angeles, California) Pilots' response to strike examined; films shown. [Captain Clay KLABO, 2nd ofr. Dale LUTZ, Captain Ellis TRAUB - praise nonstriking controllers.] Air Line Pilots Association noted monitoring performance of working controllers; details given. [STRIKERS - comment on safety.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Econ. impact of strike on airlines, hotels examined. [Airline analyst with Merrill Lynch, Edmund GREENSLET - thinks situation will improve soon.] Delta commercials assuring availability of flights shown. [Isabelle GOMEZ - comments on situation at airport.]
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

(Studio) European controllers' union said considering asking members to refuse service to United States airlines; Britain's criticism of American Federal Aviation Administration noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Hager, Robert;
Jensen, Mike;
Mudd, Roger;
Oliver, Don;
Pell, Gene
Duration:
00:07:10

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