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ABC Evening News for
Wednesday, Apr 19, 1989
Headline: USS Iowa/ Explosion
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Explosion inside gun turret aboard battleship USS Iowa during training exercises in Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico reported; details given of events during reloading operations; scenes shown from ship; animation shown. [President BUSH - calls it a terrible tragedy.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings ) History of USS Iowa and its class of ships featured; armor plating of gun turrets on this kind of ship explained; historical films shown. Modernization of battleships discussed; use of USS New Jersey in 1983 in support of United States Marines in Lebanon recalled. Minor collision of two other ships taking part in training exercises mentioned.
|Broadcast Type:||Evening News
Segment Type: News Content|
|Program Time:||05:30:00 pm - 05:34:20 pm. Duration:
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|Reporters:||McWethy, John; Jennings, Peter|
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