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Labor and Economy Problems / Memphis Police Strike / Cleveland #55134

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1978
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(Studio) Labor and economy problems in Tennessee and Ohio noted. Report on police strike in Memphis, Tennessee, causing deployment of National Guard.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Memphis, Tennessee) Memphis' expectations of tourists coming for Elvis Presley's birthday [sic] and effect of unexpected police strike reported [Memphis Police Association spokesperson David BAKER - is concerned about loss of public support for police, but thinks public will understand if police conduct selves well.] Shelby Cnty. sheriff's department action stated. Recent Memphis firemen's strike mentioned. [Mayor Wyeth CHANDLER - announces National Guard camp in city, to be used if needed.]
REPORTER: David Snell (WHBQ newsfilm)

(Studio) Restraining order issued against policemen outlined. Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich's upcoming recall election noted. News from outside audit that city has deeper deficit than Kucinich financial director had estimated noted; details given. Background of Cleveland's economy problems given; warnings to investors given by Moody's Investors Service, Incorporated and Standard and Poor's Corporation reported Kucinich's troubles in office also described. [KUCINICH - hasn't been given chance yet. Has job of protecting poor and working people.] Details about opposition to and support for Kucinich given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Reporter(s):
Robinson, Max;
Snell, David
Duration:
00:04:50

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