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Person of The Week (Will Rogers) #117230

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 08, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Captain Will Rogers, whose ship downed Iranian civilian airplane over Persian Gulf, profiled. [USS Vincennes Captain ROGERS - comments.] [Captain Ted ATWOOD - says Rogers is convinced he made only call possible.] [Senator Sam NUNN - discusses Rogers' decision.] Ship's complicated Aegis information system detailed. [ROGERS - comments on Aegis.] Navy's use of film "Tora! Tora! Tora!" about PearlHarbor as training film noted. Rogers' career reviewed. [ATWOOD - talks about Rogers.] Nature of command in Persian Gulf discussed. [Vice Admiral (ret.) Joseph METCALF - says capt. is in charge] [ROGERS - talks about Navy.] Author Joseph Conrad quoted.

Jennings, Peter

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