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Assignment America (The Sodfather) #857131

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 2007
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(Lady Lake: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Soperton, Georgia: Steve Hartman) The competition among sod growers over providing the turf for the Super Bowl football field featured; scenes shown of the celebration for "sodfather" Phillip Jennings†, who spent 2 years growing sod for the field only to have it ruined by a thunderstorm, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue†† making the ceremonial first cut at Phillip Jennings Turf Farms in Soperton, Georgia; statement from Southern Turf Nurseries owner Eddie Woerner††, whose turf was chosen to replace Jennings’, quoted. [PERDUE - says you get in this league by being the best of the best.] [3 Soperton RESIDENTS – talk about the grass.] [NFL field director Ed MANGAN††- says it’s grown on sandy soil so it won’t hold up.] [JENNINGS – comments on his turf being used on the sidelines.]

Couric, Katie;
Hartman, Steve

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