NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 17, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Robert Lipsyte) Ohio State's head coach Earle Bruce firing reported; details given, scenes shown. [BRUCE - says after losing to Iowa that he will keep his job.] [Ohio State president Dr. Edward JENNINGS - says Bruce has been fired.] Students shown protesting Bruce firing. [Former athletic director Rick BAY - says he had to resign because of this injustice.] Bruce's record reviewed; scenes shown. ["Chicago Tribune" columnist Bob GREENE - says he was surprised Bruce lasted as long as he did.] Former head coach Woody Hayes remembered; details given, scenes shown. [Michigan coach Bo SCHEMBECHLER - says Ohio State looks bad for firing Bruce.] Bruce shown meeting fans and students. [BRUCE - says coaching is his life.] Bruce shown talking to students.