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Chile Overthrow / Americans Return #230458

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 20, 1973
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(Studio) Many Americans held in Chile after mild junta. 8 swimmers and their coaches return to Miami, Florida, to be reunited with families.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) Swimmers say State Department briefed them of possible trouble in Santiago. Revolution not expected, [Tim McDONALD - says for past week Americans waited for military action to get them home.] Asked about danger. [Sandy JOHNSON - tells of gunshots throughout city. Feared possible retention in Santiago for longer time.] [Michelle MERCER - explains feelings and reactions of Americans as junta took over.] Questioned about worst of coup. [MERCER - believes palace bombing was worst.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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