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SDI/ Star Wars #108754

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 23, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) SDI/Star Wars researchers said cautioning against rushing to fund program until research phase is completed; details given, scenes shown. [University of Illinois spokesperson Jeremiah SULLIVAN - cites research necessary for making informed decision.] Focus of researchers' concerns outlined on screen, discussed. [Bell Labs spokesperson Dr. Kumar PATEL - opposes early deployment.]

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Pentagon's reaction to scientists' caution featured; scenes shown. [Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - claims progress has been made.] [Dr. Louis MARQUET - comments.] [Lieutenant General James ABRAHAMSON - claims continued budget cuts will adversely affect program.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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