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Between the Lines: The Madison Newspaper Strike

  • Aired: 02/23/1978
  • 29:14
  • Rating: TV-PG
This 1978 documentary details the Madison newspaper strike that involved three different companies and five different unions. This report, featuring interviews with Ron McCrea, Miles McMillan and Bob Meloon, explores the complexities of the strike, caused by the introduction of automated typesetting systems and the personnel layoffs that ensued.
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Between the Lines: The Madison Newspaper Strike
Between the Lines: The Madison Newspaper Strike
Explore the reasons behind the 1977 newspaper strike and what came out of it.
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