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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 March

Reporter Jim Shell Stands on the Construction Site of the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Va., as He Describes Controversy Surrounding the Project

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 35 sec.
Reporter Jim Shell stands in the middle of a field designated to be the site of the Roanoke Civic Center. He says the construction faces much controversy due to an unexpected increase in costs totaling over three million dollars. Roanoke City Council is set to meet the following week to vote on four possible sources of revenue for the center, all of which already face much opposition.
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