ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 29, 1979
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(Studio) Pentagon announcement with regard to closing of military bases as part of cost-cutting endeavor outlined. Spokesperson quoted with regard to action as supporting admin anti-inflation policy. Amt. expected to be saved by changes and closings stated. Iowa and Vermont noted as only states not affected by action. Fort Dix, New Jersey, mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Fort Dix, New Jersey) Basic training at Fort Dix examined; films shown. 1941 film shown; military base noted to go back to 1917. Effect of closing on civilian employees noted. [Civilian employment Catherine JOHNSON - comments.] Nearby Wrightstown's dependence on Fort Dix payroll cited; Vietnam war mentioned. [Mayor David SPERLING - comments.] Econ. ruin of merchant Jerry Eidelberg noted. [EIDELBERG - comments.]
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman