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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1957 July

Bert Bell and Red Grange Defend Professional Football

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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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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
07/24/57
Run Time
2 min., 20 sec.
Sound
sound
Color
BW
Abstract
NFL commissioner Bert Bell discusses the player selection system, the reserve clause, the provisions of league bylaws, and the territorial rights of teams; Bell also states that he believes that television should be free so that all Americans have the opportunity to watch football; Red Grange discusses the money made by current professional football players compared to the pay he received as a player in 1925.
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