CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 16, 1978
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(Studio) Successful hot air balloon crossing of Atlantic by 3 Americans, Ben Abruzzo, Max Anderson and Larry Newman, all of NM, reported Their passage over Irish port of Lewisburg, near Dublin, and plans to touchdown on Thursday in Britain or France noted; departure on Sunday from Presque Isle, ME, mentioned. Film shown. History of attempted transatlantic balloon crossings given; successful balloon's name is Double Eagle II. Previous attempted crossing by Anderson and Abruzzo mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
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