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Poland / Plane Crash / Boxing Team #269371

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 1980
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(Studio) Crash of Polish jetliner in Warsaw, killing most of United States boxing team, reported; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Details of crash examined; films shown. polish government said proclaiming Saturday and Sunday days of mourning.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

(NYC) Colonel Don. Hull, president International Amateur Boxing Association, noted helping arrange Polish match; he and wife Dorothy reported seeing boxers off last night at Kennedy International Airport. [HULL - comments.] Youth and ability of team noted; films, photos shown. Boxers Lemuel Steeples, Andre McCoy, Chuck Robinson, Walter Harris, coach Tom "Sarge" Johnson discussed. [Muhammad Ali Amateur Sports spokesperson Robert CAMPBELL - comments on Robinson; mentions Bruce Jenner.] [Trainer Marvin MOORE - recalls Harris.] Team member Jimmy Clark noted missing flight due to weather. [CLARK - comments.]
REPORTER: Steve Young (WCAU-TV newstape)

Cronkite, Walter;
Tunnell, Doug

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