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Memphis Strikes / Presley #55205

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing police and firemen's strike in Memphis noted; power blackout in early morning reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Memphis, Tennessee) Details given about blackout, caused by nonstrike-related sabotage, according to authorities; some looting and arrests noted. Arrests of some policemen for violation of curfew reported [POLICEWOMAN - has to arrest policemen, but refuses.] [POLICEMEN - tells her she has to do job and refusal isn't worth losing job over.] [POLICEWOMAN - refuses, joins strike.] [POLICEMEN - invite her to walk with them.] Pressure on Mayor Wyeth Chandler to settle strike described; Governor Ray Blanton's offer to set up binding arbitration committee stated. Blanton's statement that city will have to pay for National Guard services and Chandler's opinion on matter reported.
REPORTER: David Snell

(Studio) Tributes paid to Elvis Presley on 1st anniversary of his death, by tourists in Memphis, noted.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Robinson, Max;
Snell, David

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