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NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 27, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(NYC: Roger O'Neil) Melinda Gilbert shown purchasing a mink coat. [GILBERT - says every woman should have more than one fur.] Working women reported tripling United States fur sales in last decade. This year's fur sales projected. [Fur dealer Robert MELTZER - says furs are most fashionable item a woman can wear.] Animal rights activists' movies and billboards discussed; scenes shown. [Animal rights activist George CAVE - says wearing fur is barbaric.] Trapper George Steward featured. [STEWARD - says trapping animals is more humane than way animals die in wild.] Animal activists reported denouncing fur ranches; scenes shown. Demand for fur reported exceeded supply this year

(Studio: Connie Chung) Findlay, Ohio, dry cleaner reported offering to clean coat if it would be donated to needy. Dry cleaner quoted regarding generosity of donors.

Chung, Connie;
O'Neil, Roger

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