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Person of The Week (John Lauber) #110957

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 1987
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) National Trans. Safety Bd. investigator John Lauber, currently involved in determining cause of recent Northwest crash in Detroit, Michigan, profiled; scenes shown. [LAUBER - describes immediate response to being called about an investigation, psychological impact of such tragedies; cites necessary clinical detachment with job; discusses frustration in dealing with media during an inquiry.] Photos shown. His role with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) as research psychologist noted; Lauber mentioned only NTSB bd. member with commercial pilots license. [Flight Safety Fndn. spokesperson John ENDERS - notes aviation community's high regard for Lauber's professional and personal integrity.] Lauber's investigations of New York bridge collapse and midair collision in Cerritos, California, recalled. [LAUBER - explains his job's purpose.]

Koppel, Ted

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