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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 11, 1988
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Robert Lipsyte) Detroit Pistons pro basketball player Isiah Thomas featured; scenes shown from NBA play-offs in 1987 and 1988 from CBS Sports. [THOMAS - comments; discusses racial incident involving his comments on Larry Bird.] Scenes shown of Thomas' neighborhood and HS. [Mother Mary THOMAS - discusses attempt by gangs to recruit son.] [high school Coach Gene PINGATORE - talks about Thomas.] [Isiah THOMAS - talks about business of pro basketball.] [Sister Ruby THOMAS - comments.] [Isiah THOMAS - talks about basketball and reality.]

Chung, Connie;
Lipsyte, Robert

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