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Person of The Week (Eric Williams) #122856

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 30, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Coast Guard Captain Eric Williams, who took charge of oil spill off Rhode Island coast when Greek oil tanker World Prodigy struck reef, profiled; details given, scenes shown of actions by Coast Guard under his command. [WILLIAMS - talks about his response to oil spill.] [Envtlist. Kurt SPAULDING - praises Williams' response.] Williams' background reviewed; photos shown. [US Coast Guard Admiral Paul YOST - praises Williams.] Scenes shown of oil slicks. [Oceanic Society's Cliff CURTIS - praises action in crisis situation.] Crisis compared to that in Valdez, AK. [WILLIAMS - explains his actions.]

Jennings, Peter

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