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ABC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 09, 1983
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(Studio) Upcoming World Series between Orioles and Phillies mentioned. NFL football games listed on screen; players (named in report) discussed. Films shown courtesy NBC Sports. Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer mentioned. Relation between author Willie Morris and football player Marcus Dupree featured. [MORRIS - feels both have similar background.] Ku Klux Klan's murder of civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1960s recalled; films shown. Deputy sheriff Cecil Price recalled among those convicted of killings. [MORRIS - notes Mississippi reaction to Dupree.] Morris' book "The Courting of Marcus Dupree" discussed; Dupree's high school football career reviewed. Schoolmate in Mississippi, Cecil Price, Junior, mentioned. [MORRIS - comments.] University of Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer's Heisman Trophies for other players noted; winners listed. [SWITZER - notes Dupree's strength.] Morris' response to William Faulkner noted. [DUPREE - feels South has more changes to accomplish.] [MORRIS - hopes book is for their grandchildren.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Schaap, Dick

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