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A Closer Look (Extraterrestrial Life) #186145

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Findings of an ABC News poll on the belief in intelligent life in space cited.

(Berkeley, California: Deborah Wang) The hunt for extraterrestrial life via the home computer featured; details given of the Internet project to analyze sounds from outer space. [University of California at Berkeley astrophysicist Dan WERTHEIMER - says radio signals may be going past the earth.] [Project members lawyer Nancy COHEN, Aidan McDERMOTT - comment on searching for life.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The possibility that signals have come from other civilizations examined. [American University astronomer professor Richard BERENDZEN - says life sites may be sending out radiation.] [SETI Institution Seth SHOSTAK - admits we have yet to find E.T.'s signal.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further information about the Berkeley project noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned;
Wang, Deborah

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