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Senator Ted Kennedy
[Coast Guard funding]
Original Airdate: 5/4/1988

Length: 00:02:08
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
David Boeri reports that Edward Kennedy (US Senator) took a cruise on a Coast Guard boat to Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor. Boeri notes that Little Brewster Island is the site of a lighthouse that was repaired with funds procured by Kennedy from the federal government. Boeri reports that funding for the Coast Guard has been cut by the federal government, resulting in closed facilities and fewer patrols. Boeri's reports includes footage from an interview with Robert Johanson (Rear Admiral, US Coast Guard) talking about the budget cuts. Boeri reports that Kennedy and Jesse Jackson (Democratic candidate for US President) have called for a restoration of funds to the Coast Guard. Boeri notes that Coast Guard patrols can stem the flow of drugs into the US. Boeri's report includes footage of Jackson talking about the Coast Guard and footage of Kennedy on Little Brewster Island. This tape includes additional footage of Kennedy speaking to reporters.

Contributor : Reporter
David Boeri
Format : Tape 5759   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 65072 
VHS cassette 104986 
Betacam cassette 103046 
digital betacam cassette 103047 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Drug traffic
Federal government

Subject : Personal Names
Boeri, David
Jackson, Jesse
Kennedy, Edward

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
US Coast Guard

Subject : Geographic Locations
Little Brewster Island

Type : Genre
News - Television

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