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Project Sanguine / Wisconsin #201450

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1969
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(Studio) Battle rages over Project Sanguine, Navy project for world's largest radio transmitter to be buried in WI.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(N. WI) Navy devised transmitter to send messages to Polaris subs. Diagrams show why ordinary transmitters won't work. Project to cover North 1/3 of WI. Large rock-formation under level surface, Laurentian Shield, is ideal place for radio signals. Signals could reach all of subs. Diagram of cable location shown. To cost billions. [Defense Department Research Herbert BENINGTON - says if Soviets continue to dvp. anti-sub. warfare capabilities, we want subs. to have maximum flexibility. Sanguine can give us this flexibility.] [Kent SHIFFERD - waste of money, and poses risk to Wisconsin population] [1st MAN - says received more opposed letters to this project than any other.] [2nd MAN - says it will be inadequate.] [3rd MAN - says those who oppose it don't trust Navy.]
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

(Studio) Decided to continue research 6-12 mos. before construction.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Rowan, Steve
Duration:
00:06:00

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