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California / Earthquake / Nostradamus Prediction #116081

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 09, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Nancy Reagan's reliance on astrology noted. Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Charles Murphy) Prediction of big earthquake by 16th century prophet Nostradamus and Orson Welles' movie account of the prophet, "The Man Who Saw Tomorrow", featured; scenes shown. [Barbara FABRICANT - describes preparations for earthquake.] Reaction of residents of Los Angeles to prophecy examined; earthquake telephone hot line shown. [Video CLERK - says Welles movie is in demand.] [To telephone caller, Cal Tech professor Robert FINN - explains Nostradamus' actual prediction.] [Griffith Observatory spokesperson Rick DELACRUZ - says there will be no earthquake.] [Astrologers Ed HELIN, Bob PAIGE, Larry PINES - give alternative predictions.] [In Paris, Californian Flo DOWEN - says it's scary.] [HELIN - comments.] Scenes shown of Cal Tech seismograph.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Murphy, Charles
Duration:
00:02:50

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