Knapp on Campbell

From the script for the 5 pm newscast for KLAS-TV, Las Vegas Channel 8, July 4, 1996...


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ANCHOR=MARK/GARY
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DATE=7/04/96
(*BRADSHAW*)
   >>>BESIDES OUTDOOR BARBECUES... WHAT DOES THE JULY FOURTH HOLIDAY
   MEAN TO YOU?
(***GARY***)
>> GEORGE KNAPP HAS SOME CONTRASTING VIEWPOINTS... AHEAD IN STREET
TALK.
(***LIVE***)
LIVE
SUPER=6-Washington, D.C./MUSICAL CELEBRATION;
SUPER=@LIVE;
NOW.. ANOTHER LIVE LOOK AT THE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS IN OUR
NATION'S
CAPITOL.
   WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.///
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(**CARTOON**)
5STREET TALK
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ANCHOR=MARK
WRITER=GKN
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DATE=7-4-96
>>> INDEPENDENCE DAY MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
    TO HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS, IT MEANS BIG MONEY.
    TO THE PEOPLE AT NEVADA'S AREA 51 MILITARY BASE, IT MEANS MORE
    PUBLIC SCRUTINY.
    GEORGE KNAPP HAS SOME THOUGHTS ON BOTH VIEWPOINTS IN TONIGHT'S
    STREET TALK.
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ANCHOR=GEORGE
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DATE=7-4-96
((>>THE FOURTH OF JULY IS NO TIME TO ONCE AGAIN BEAT UP ON AREA 51, SO 
LET'S PUT THESE STORIES IN A POSITIVE LIGHT. THE SECRET FACILITY AT 
GROOM LAKE IS SOMETHING OF AN ANOMALIE IN A FREE SOCIETY. WE'VE SIGNED A 
TREATY WHICH ALLOWS OTHER NATIONS TO FLY OVER AND TAKE PICTURES OF THE 
PLACE, BUT AMERICAN CITIZENS DON'T HEAR WORD ONE. THAT MAY BE CHANGING.

  THIS PAST WEEK, THOSE OMINOUS SECURITY GUARDS WHO PATROL THE PLACE
VOTED TO JOIN A UNION. THE UNITED PLANT GUARD WORKERS OF AMERICA 
CONFIRMS THAT NON-EXISTENT WORKERS AT THE NON EXISTENT BASE VOTED 43 TO 
6 IN FAVOR OF UNION REPRESENTATION. CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS.

  REMEMBER THE LAWSUIT FILED BY FORMER BASE WORKERS, ALLEGING EXPOSURE

  TO TOXIC CHEMICALS? IT'S NOT OVER. THE WORKERS WILL SOON APPEAL TO THE 
9TH CIRCUIT, AND KLAS TV HAS A SEPERATE BUT RELATED ACTION PENDING. 
JUDGE PHIL PRO HAS GIVEN THE PENTAGON UNTIL JULY 10TH TO RELEASE 
DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE BASE TO US. IT'S THE LAW. ONE OF OUR FREEDOMS

   DID YOU SEE THE LATEST COVER STORY IN NEWSWEEK. THE MAGAZINE HAS
FINALLY CAUGHT ON THE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN UFOS. IT 
DUBS AREA 51 AS A UFO MECCA. BOY, NEWSWEEK WAS ON TOP OF THAT STORY. THE 
SAME ISSUE HAS A SNIDE REVIEW OF THE NEW FILM INDEPENDENCE DAY.

  WHILE SOME CRITICS DON'T SEEM TO LIKE THE FLICK, THE PUBLIC DOES. ID4 
RAKED IN 11 MILLION DOLLARS IN ITS FIRST NIGHT.

  THURSDAY'S R-J NOTES THAT THE FILM, AND HOOPLA ABOUT THE ET HIGHWAY,
HAVE INCREASED INTEREST IN AREA 51, THIS TRANSLATES INTO MORE TOURISM
DOLLARS FOR AN AREA WHICH DESPERATELY NEEDS THEM. IN THE ARTICLE, 
ACTIVIST GLENN CAMPBELL POUTS BECAUSE THE NEW INTEREST MEANS THE REGION 
WILL ATTRACT THE NAIVE AND THE NUTCASES.

  THIS IS ONE NAIVE NUTCASE WHO'S VISITED THE SITE MORE THAN 40 TIMES.
NEVER SAW A UFO, BUT HAD A BALL DURING EACH VISIT. ODDLY, CRITIC 
CAMPBELL IS AUTHOR OF THE AREA 51 VIEWERS GUIDE AND HAS GIVEN HUNDREDS 
OF INTERVIEWS ABOUT THE PLACE, CREATING CONSIDERABLE INTEREST. GO 
FIGURE. I'M SURE LAS VEGAS CASINOS AGREE WITH HIS VIEW THAT NEVADA 
DOESNT WANT ANY NAIVE TOURISTS COMING HERE. TOURISTS THAT DUMB MIGHT 
DRINK, SMOKE, OR EVEN... GAMBLE EXCESSIVELY.
THAT'S THE WORD ON THE STREET. I'M GK.))

GOODBYE-5
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ANCHOR=GARY/MARK
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DATE=7/03/96
(***GARY***)
>>> THANKS FOR JOINING US ON THE FIVE O'CLOCK NEWS..
    THERE'S MUCH MORE AHEAD HERE ON
CHANNEL EIGHT.
(*BRADSHAW*)

Captured from KLAS New Scripts, 7/4/96

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