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CBS Evening News for Monday, May 26, 1969
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(Studio) Thor Heyerdahl's papyrus boat, RA, on Transatlantic voyage from Morocco to Central American encountered trouble with broken oars and seasick crew.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Atlantic Ocean) Experts say RA won't make it across ocean. [HEYERDAHL - says RA didn't sink in salt water like experts said it would.] RA tugged out to sea. No one knows how craft will sail.
REPORTER: Frank Kearns

Cronkite, Walter;
Kearns, Frank

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