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August 28, 1972 - MER’s Dulcie Lawrence presents a montage of fair attendee interviews and sounds of the Midway, vendors, and bandstands.
September 4, 1972 - MER’s Connie Goldman asks a variety of 1972 fair attendees about their likes and dislikes. People watching is, of course, a recurring theme.
September 2, 1973 - MPR’s Kevin McKiernan reports on the condition and fall out from shooting of AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt.
September 2, 1973 - MPR’s Kevin McKiernan reports of harassment by the FBI and federal marshalls coming out from Wounded Knee. Occupiers talk of rapes, shootings and beatings. Currently there are several harrassment suits opened against some FBI officers in Rapid City.
October 18, 1973 - Clyde Bellecourt talks about the federal government conspiracy to assassinate the leadership of the AIM. He says the government is blatantly trying to silence voices of oppressed, such as the Black Panther leaders, the May Day 1971 crowds, and the Indians indicted for Wounded Knee. Bellecourt atates that Oglala Nation and AIM accept the challenge of BIA.
August 23, 1974 - MER’s George Fisher interviews 10-year-old Jay Bowers about his first experience at the Minnesota State Fair.
August 26, 1974 - MER’s Connie Goldman talks with exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bach about their vegetable submissions in hopes for prize-winning blue ribbons.
August 27, 1974 - MER’s Connie Goldman interviews Garrison Keillor and his son Jason about their day at the Minnesota State Fair. The interview changes up when Garrison starts interviewing Connie.
October 29, 1974 - MPR’s Sam Ford reports on Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman boxing match held in Zaire, Africa. Ford visits Minneapolis Auditorium and interviews attendees present for a closed circuit viewing of fight hyped as “Fight of the Century.”
August 25, 1975 - MPR’s Connie Goldman presents an audio montage of the many exhibitor sounds and voices that can be heard while wandering the Minnesota State Fair.