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Antarctica / Breast Cancer Case / Rescue #195149

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 25, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Diane Sawyer) The extraordinary October rescue at the South Pole in Antarctica to airlift Dr. Jerri Nielsen, who had breast cancer, out of the isolated, cold region featured; video shown from the scientific outpost. [NIELSEN - says she knew the rescue was dangerous for the pilots; recounts her farewell and waiting for the plane to land.] [Air National Guard Major David KOLTERMANN - explains the landing difficulties.] [South Pole team member "Big John" PENNEY - recounts Jerri's difficulties in getting on the plane.]

Jennings, Peter;
Sawyer, Diane

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