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Arkansas / Titan II #272939

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1980
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(Studio) Air Force said refusing to confirm belief that nuclear warhead was blown several feet from missile silo in Arkansas Friday; casualties from that explosion and its cause recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Damascus, Arkansas) Warhead reported transported to Air Force Base near Little Rock today; details given, film shown. No. of Titan II silos in area noted. [Residents Steve CLEMENS, Esther ANDERSON, Karen NICHOLSON - comment.] Air Force's efforts to settle claims of residents for damage due to blast mentioned. [Mayor Roy PAYNE - notes government's failure to inform area residents.] [Governor Bill CLINTON - comments.] Air Force said promising public hearing with regard to remaining Titan II missiles in area.
REPORTER: Don Webster

Cronkite, Walter;
Webster, Don

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