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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 1976
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(Studio) Soviet ship Dekabrist arrives in Rotterdam with balloonist, Karl Thomas.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rotterdam, Holland) Thomas and Soviet ship's captain , Valdimir Egerov, bid ea. other goodbye. [EGEROV - says he'll be pleased to save Thomas again.] Thomas suffered broken rib in fall from balloon to Atlantic Ocean. He spent 4 days and nights alone in raft before rescue. THOMAS - says he saw nothing until he saw Soviet ship.] Thomas reunited with wife. He'll go back to his flight instructor job in Troy, Michigan.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Thomas says he'd try another transatlantic crossing if someone else would make preparations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McNamara, Bob

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