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Memphis / Fires / Strike #55007

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 04, 1978
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(Studio) Report in progress with regard to fires; in Memphis, Tennessee, and firemen's strike there.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Memphis, Tennessee) Effect of situation on July 4 celebrations noted. Film of destruction of over 400 fires shown. Abandoned bldgs. burned and small number injuries noted. Case of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Payne's loss of home reported [PAYNE - feels victimized by firemen's strike.] Reluctant return to work by firemen reported Another walkout said threatened. Rejection also by Memphis policemen of city offer to them reported Planned withdrawal of National Guard reported; curfew said lifted.
REPORTER: Royal Kennedy

Kennedy, Royal;
Reasoner, Harry

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