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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 April

WSLS Reporter Joe Moffatt Interviews Rocky Marciano in Roanoke, Va.

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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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4 min., 04 sec.
In Roanoke, Va., former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano answers a series of questions for WSLS-TV reporter Joe Moffatt. Marciano remarks on the talents of fellow boxers Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis, comparing their skill to his own, and responds to rumors of a potential comeback. In response to the reporter's request that he comment on Joe Louis' debt and difficulties with the International Revenue Service, Marciano expresses his sympathy and admiration for Louis, as well as his belief that the government should reduce tax rates on boxing winnings.
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