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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike #518943

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 08, 1981
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(Studio) PATCO president Robert Poli reported indicating desire to negotiate settlement of air traffic controllers' strike.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Santa Barbara, California) Plans for picketing President Reagan's ranch here said called off; government's reaction to strike noted. Current status of government-controllers' stand-off outlined.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(DC) Strike's impact on United States travel examined. [CONTROLLERS - direct planes.] Reasons for continued operation of flights explained. [Voice of uniden. CONTROLLER - fears that fatigue will begin to show on working controllers.] Legal action taken by government against PATCO discussed.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) International support for striking American controllers reported; details given.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Grand Rapids, Michigan) Strike's impact on medium size airports, such as that here, examined; films shown. [Airport director Robert ROSS is concerned over loss of revenue.] Specific areas of airport economy affected discussed.
REPORTER: Norma Quarles

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Palmer, John;
Polk, James;
Quarles, Norma;
Woodruff, Judy

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