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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 07, 1970
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(Studio) France explodes 3rd hydrogen bomb in atmosphere.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(S. Pacific) [FRENCH ARMY FILM SHOWN.] Bomb blown from balloon; France denies incrd. radioactivity. supersonic transport other French project; having trouble.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner (narrates)

(No location given) Anglo-French Concorde supersonic transport prototypes shown; 9 week strike, aircraft modifications, spiraling costs slowing tests; airlines won't want new heavy investment; Boeing Company working on better model; sonic boom problem. [Concorde sales manager Pat BURGESS - says airlines always reluctant to invest in new planes.] National pride and prestige keep project going; Concorde-does well, flaw could scrap project; if all well, should fly to New York City by 1974.

Reasoner, Harry;
Simon, Bob

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