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CBS Evening News for
Tuesday, Apr 14, 1970

Headline: Apollo 13 / Trouble

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(Studio) Apollo 13 circles moon to return; accident kills cmd. ship; lunar landing canceled; oxygen, power, water short. [SIMULATED FILM.] Splashdown Friday near New Zealand.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) [Flight Director Glynn LUNNEY - reports fuel cell trouble; optimistic; most systems still good; conditions stabilized.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Potential trouble may be avoided.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Long Island, New York) Astronauts in moon landing positions to allow faster homeward trajectory; modified plan practiced theoretically by Apollo 9.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(Studio) Explosion cause unknown; hypothesis cryogenic oxygen tank burst; no main power; LEM rockets must propel men home. [LAST NIGHT'S SPACE TV FILM SHOWN.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Houston, Texas) Controllers prolong safety; progress good.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Denver, Colorado) [J. Leonard SWIGERT - hopes all well; wife cracking up; prays for son.] Swigerts assert God 4th astronaut.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Houston, Texas) Fred Haise and James Lovell's wives receive friends, won't talk to reporters

(Studio) Nixon concerned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) President briefed at science center; praised NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) situation handling; canceled White House concert; Vietnam statement depends on astronauts' return.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Studio) Voyage all right provided nothing else goes wrong.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

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Program Time:00:00:20 am - 00:12:20 am. Duration: 12:00
Reporters:Benton, Nelson; Cronkite, Walter; Morton, Bruce; Pappas, Ike; Rabel, Ed; Rather, Dan
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Broadcast Type:Evening News Segment Type: News Content
Record Number:209203