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Drought / Midwest / Eureka, South Dakota #562791

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Commodities' prices reported rising sharply because of continue drought in Midwest. President Reagan reported appting. commission to examine drought issues. Report introduced.

(Eureka, SD: Roger O'Neil) Drought's impact upon Eureka, SD, featured; details given, scenes shown. [Crop adjuster Jim HAAR - comments on situation.] [Farm implement dealer Keith KRAMLICH - comments on situation.] [Banker Dean MEHLHAFF - comments on situation.] Dust Bowl days recalled; scenes shown, 1934 newspaper article quoted. Schumacher family featured. [Reinhold SCHUMACHER - comments on Dust Bowl drought.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Part of Ohio River Mississippi River reported closed to boat traffic because of falling water levels.

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Neil, Roger

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