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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #518925

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 07, 1981
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(Studio) Legal dilemma in air traffic controllers' strike outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Trans. Secretary Drew LEWIS - considers terminations final.] [PATCO pres. Robert POLI - wants negotiated contract.] Judge's refusal to release jailed strikers and experience of Denver controllers who tried to return to work noted. [Striking CONTROLLERS - say they were prohibited from returning to work.] Statement issued by pilots association with regard to safety factor quoted on screen; government's contingency plans, utilizing supvs., mil. controllers, and retirees and small tower controllers outlined on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Robert Hager (KOA-TV film/tape)

(Studio) International air controllers association reported warning about safety of US flights.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(London, England) Support of United States controllers by foreign orgs. examined. [International controllers association SPOKESPERSON - announces organization's decision not to clear craft into certain airspace.] Current atmosphere in Europe considered.
REPORTER: Dianne Wildman

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Sympathy protest at Federal Aviation Administration national training academy by controller instructors examined; films shown. [PROTESTOR - explains position.] Instructors' concern over graduating controllers outlined.
REPORTER: Barbara Rowen

(Studio) Lewis' response to alleged intimidation of controllers wishing to return to work by strikers noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Rowen, Barbara;
Wildman, Dianne

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