ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 20, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(New York: Bill Redeker) The dangerous flight from Chile to the Amundsen- Scott base at the South Pole to rescue sick American doctor Ronald Shemenski previewed; details given of the risk involved. [Evacuated doctor Robert Scott THOMPSON - recalls his situation living in an isolated space; says having two doctors there would be "overkill."] [NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) medical consultant Dr. Carol SCOTT-TURNER - says routine tests cannot predict some illnesses.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further ABC coverage of these missions noted.
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