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Other News: St. Patrick's Day / Dollar Value / Air Fares / Davis Cup / NFL #53043

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 17, 1978
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(Studio) Reports on Chicago, NYC,Saint Patrick's Day celebrations; low value of dollar in relation to Japanese yen; lower airfares between London and 14 US cities agreed on; protest against South Africa and United States Davis Cup tournaments in Nashville.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Nashville, Tennessee) Vitas Gerulaitis favored in Davis Cup's 1st match; opponent, South Africa's Bernie Mitton. Reason for protest given. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Julian BOND - criticizes South African racial practices.] Naming of black Peter Lamb to South Africa's team not helpful in protest stoppage. [President United States Tennis Association Slew HESTER - urges pols. be kept out of international tennis.] Americans favored. [South Africa player, Byron BERTRAM - believes protest affecting American team also.] Is noted ticket sales hurt by protest but matches won't be canceled.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) NFL (National Football League) decision to use instant replays to help in officiating 7 preseason games this year described.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Murphy, Charles;
Walters, Barbara

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