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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 1975
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(Studio) New York police don't know who is responsible for bombing at La Guardia Airport. 11 killed; 75 hurt. President Ford promises federal government to step up efforts to control terrorism. Airport closed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Investigators search for clues. Police recreate scene of bombing. [Queens chief of detectives Edwin DREHER - has no suspects.] $50,000 reward for information comes from airlines. [NYPD bomb squad Lieutenant Ken O'NEILL - says somebody must have seen bomb being place in locker, hopes for info.] Airlines to resume flights tonight, except Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) which will resume Wednesday Most victims were killed by flying glass and metal. [WITNESS - describes screaming.] [2nd WITNESS - describes blast and effect.] Kennedy and Newark Airports crowded after 1000 La Guardia flights canceled or changed.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) President Ford orders federal investigation of blast.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Vail, Colorado) Fords leave for DC. [FORD - comments with regard to terrorism.] Ford to hold news conference later in week
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Ford attends meeting with Transp. Secretary William Coleman and FAA, Justice Department and FBI representatives Task force meets to discuss La Guardia blast. [FAA Admin. Dr. John McLUCAS - asked for airport security procedures.] 1 airline moved its lockers behind security checkpoints. Unsearched baggage still security risk. Representative John Murphy to push for bill to have all baggage x-rayed.
REPORTER: Connie Chung

(Studio) Many European airports had banned type of locker used for bomb at La Guardia. Airport security tightened in Rome, Italy, and Frankfort, West Germany.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chung, Connie;
Mudd, Roger;
Pappas, Ike;
Schieffer, Bob

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