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Pueblo #198938

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 23, 1968
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(Studio) 82 crew of Pueblo get medical exams in South Korea prior to trip home. Due to arrive San Diego, California, tomorrow afternoon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Panmunjon, South Korea) Film of negotiations shown. [Major General Gilbert WOODWARD - denies signature on release document implies guilt. Does it only to free the crew.] Film of crew release over Bridge of No Return shown. Commander Bucher 1st across; escorts coffin of Duane Hodges, killed in capture of ship. Crew goes to nearby base. Details of incident to be learned. [Lloyd BUCHER - denies Pueblo's intrusion into North Korean waters.] Mistreatment of men given as reason for their signing confessions. [BUCHER - describes treatment.] Crew goes to Seoul, Korea, hosp.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) United States does not give up claim to ship. Return by North Korea not expected. Cost estimate $3 1/2 million.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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