This program is 27 minutes long
(St. Louis, Missouri: Carl Stern) 3 years ago after Supreme Court legalized abortion, an abortion clinic opened in St. Louis. Anti-abortion groups have been picketing ever since. 16% of clinic’s patients decide against abortions; each patient receives counseling. [Clinic director Dr. George WULFF – says some women went to illegal abortionist because they had to have consent of husband or parents.]
(DC: Carl Stern) [Counsel National Right to Life Committee Thea Rossi BARRON – hopes for more support because of court’s decision.] Prospects of passing constitutional amendment against abortion are dim. Senate buried proposal last year.
(Studio: David Brinkley) Presidential Candidate, Ellen McCormack, finds ruling horrifying. NOW leader Sandra Last says state should protect 12-13 year old from bearing child.
(Studio: John Chancellor) Court upholds federal law requiring coal mine operators to pay miners who suffer from black lung disease.
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Steve Delaney) Relatives of hostages met with Israeli government representatives. Groups forces way in to see Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. [Transport minister Gad YA’ACOBI – says made decision to save lives of Israeli hostages.] Terrorists in Israeli jails include Kozo Okamoto, only survivor of Japanese Red Army Squad that murdered 20 in 1972 and Greek Catholic Archbishop Hilarion Capucci convicted in 1974 of gun smuggling into Israel for Palestine Liberation Organization. Series of special prayers held at Waiting Wall and at synagogues.
(Las Vegas, Nevada: Brian Ross) June 14, 1976, film shows convention. Labor Department has been investigating Teamsters central states pension fund for corruption since January. [Usery – notes names that Fitzsimmons calls him.]
(DC: Brian Ross) [Senator John Durkin – asks how people can have confidence in Usery when he cheerleads at Fitzsimmons’ reelection.] [Usery – resents questioning of his ability and integrity.] Reprimand of Usery designed to assure integrity of latest investigation of Teamsters.
(Birmingham, Alabama: Barry Copeland WAPI-TV) Dirty air hovers over city most of the time due to a temperature inversion. US steel ordered to close open hearths in June 1975 but given 1 year to install pollution-free equipment. Furnaces shut down at midnight last night. 300 workers lose jobs. [Worker – cites his opposition to shut down] [Health officer Dr. George Hardy – speaks for clean air.] Hardy says pollution to be reduced by 95% by next year.
(DC: Marilyn Berger) Ford dedicates new National Air and Space Museum at Smithsonian Institute. Viking I spacecraft activates laser that cut ribbon. Ford opens 100 year old safe at Capitol. [Ford – shows photo of ex-President Ulysses S. Grant.] Ford campaign organization makes strong pitch for Missouri delegates. Ford greets 10 Pennsylvania and 17 Delaware delegates. He’ll go to the Connecticut Republican Convention in 2 weeks.
(Upper Snake River Valley, Indiana: Don Harris) Work underway to repair damage caused by Teton Dam’s collapse. Bill providing $200 million aid waits for President Ford’s signature. Bill tacked on to public works measure; Ford may not sign. Most farmers will rebuild. Engineering team investigates cause of collapse.
(DC: Charles Quinn) Reporter describes exhibits at the $41 million museum spread over 5 acres.
(Studio: David Brinkley) New museum finished on time and at lower cost than expected.
(Newport, Rhode Island: Betty Rollin) Newport harbor very crowded and busy. City’s activities described. Ships leave for New York.
(Studio: John Chancellor) 200 sailing ships from 30 parts of world going to New York. 20,000 smaller craft will be waiting to see them.