"Black Friday," again

Bonnie Taylor-Blake taylor-blake at NC.RR.COM
Wed Dec 6 00:28:18 UTC 2006

John Baker wondered:

> Bonnie, do you have the text of the 1982 ABC News usage?

Yes, and thanks for asking about that.

Here's the transcript of the opening segment of Dan Cordtz's piece in the
(Friday) 26 November 1982 broadcast of ABC *World News Tonight*.  (By the
way, this comes via LexisNexis.)

<<This is Dan Cordtz.  Some merchants label the day after Thanksgiving Black
Friday because business today can mean the difference betweeen [sic] red ink
and black on the ledgers.  But this year hefty sales are vital not only to
the stores but to the entire economy.>>

-- Bonnie

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