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Apollo XII / Splashdown / President / Accomplishments #201274

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1969
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(Studio) Apollo XII splashes down. Walter Cronkite, Walter Schirra, Charles. Murphy, and Peter Hacknis aboard USS Hornet.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Aboard USS Hornet) Ship shown prior to splashdown. Crew picked up by copter. Copter lands on ship; band plays "Anchors Aweigh." Crew enters mobile quarantine unit. Mbrs. of recovery team noted. Crew to be in quarantine 18 days. Crew speaks to President Nixon over telephone.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [President NIXON - decides crew to be promoted to Captain]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Aboard USS Hornet) Crew congratulates each other.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite narrates

(Studio) Apollo XII made first pinpoint landing. Stayed 31 1/2 hrs. and took two moon walks. Planted package of experiments; collected moon rocks; and brought back point of Surveyor Spacecraft. XII shows man can land where he wants on moon.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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