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Blind Persons' Protest / Federal Aviation Administration / Canes In Flight #55026

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 05, 1978
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(Studio) Blind persons' protest at Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, DC because of regulations about their canes during flights reported.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Federal regulations requiring that canes be taken and stowed during takeoff and landing of plane stated. Protest march by members of National Fed. of Blind described. [John McCRAW - states reasons blind feel rule is discrimination against the 4th amendment and Bill of Rights privileges.] [Jean EGAN - says all airlines should enforce rule if it's to be in effect. Claims that only United Air Lines does so.] [United spokesperson Jim LINDSE - says it's matter of safety to all passengers.] Other responses by United and Federal Aviation Administration to protest reported [Jim FOX - says that without cane, he's dependent on and at mercy of others in event of emergency.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Donaldson, Sam;
Gregory, Bettina

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