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Pueblo Affair #200253

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 22, 1969
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(Studio) Commander Bucher testifies for 3rd day on North Korean seizure of Pueblo.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) Bucher's wife appears at inquiry with him. [BUCHER - delighted to get inquiry under way,;American people to learn complete story.] Bucher tells of ship being shelled, injuries,and his order to destroy classified documents; decides to surrender to avoid slaughter of crew. Not enough time to destroy documents; crewman Wayne Hodges killed when N. Korean ship shelled them. Bucher concerned for lives of men and destruction of ship's documents and equipment.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater Artist: Arnold Nesches

(Studio) Navy tells Bucher he is suspect of violating military law when Pueblo captured; his remarks about seizure could be held against him; Bucher says he will give full details.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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