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Football / NFL Strike #553226

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 02, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Contd. halt to negotiations in NFL (National Football League) players' strike reported; players' representative Gene Upshaw's criticism of owners' negotiator and latter's response described.

(NYC: Robert Lipsyte) Contd. defections from strike as teams prepare for replacement games this weekend examined; details given, scenes shown. Ed "Too Tall" Jones cited as example [UPSHAW - defs. strike's alleged strength.] Teamsters and AFL-CIO members said expected to demonstrate at stadium Sunday [Labor analyst A.H. RASKIN - thinks unions will lose if strike is pushed to ultimatum.] Econs. involved for players and owners outlined on screen. No. tickets refunded so far mentioned. [FAN - comments.] [Coach Jerry GLANVILLE - describes replacement players.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lipsyte, Robert

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