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

Joel M. Abels, Editor and Publisher of Travel Trade Publications, Tells an Interviewer About the Poor People'S Campaign in Washington, D.C., and Its Effect on Tourism

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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., 17 sec.
Joel M. Abels, editor and publisher of Travel Trade Publications, offers his views regarding the Poor People's Campaign in Washington, D.C., and its effect on tourism and travel there. Abels says that Washington, D.C., lost more than half of its tourist business due to Resurrection City, the encampment that the Poor People's Campaign set up along the streets of the capital in March. Travelers to Washington, D.C., consider Virginia part of a single trip, thus Abel estimates that Virginia also lost a large portion of its tourist economy.
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