CNN crew in Lubbock to cover alcohol election - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/6/09

CNN crew in Lubbock to cover alcohol election

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By Christy Moreland - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - If you live anywhere on the South Plains, you know it has been one of the most talked about topics for decades. Now the question of whether or not Lubbock will go wet is garnering national attention.

CNN reporter Ed Lavandera and photojournalist Joel de la Rosa are in town just days before we find out that answer covering the issue.

"I've been kind of following this story for awhile in the paper, on websites and a couple of other places. It's one of those stories that I've had in the back of my head," Lavandera tells NewsChannel 11.

"The story of an alcohol vote of this magnitude and then the fact that so many decades after prohibition that you're still talking about this issue - is something that I think a lot of people find interesting."

"Even if there is a bigger city than Lubbock that is still considered dry, this is going to be one of the few that are of this size in this day in age."

"It was an easy sale, it came up and it was a no brainer. I think that kind of speaks to everything."

"You hear the story and I actually found it interesting when I started logging all the research together. I found it in international newspapers; some of the AP articles (and) some of the local articles had been picked up and passed along to some of these international newspapers."

"With a story like this it doesn't matter where you live in the country, I would say it doesn't matter where you are in the world, you're going to find it interesting. In every corner of the world, someone is sitting in a bar somewhere throwing back a drink and they're talking about this."

The story is expected to air Friday during American Morning.

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