CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 11, 1981
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(Studio) Reagan administration's commitment to incring. size of Navy noted.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Norfolk, Virginia) Conflict between private enterprise and government over fate of SS United States luxury liner examined; background to issue given. [United States Cruises spokesperson Richard HADLEY - pushes for conversion of liner to cruise ship.] Defense Department's effort to turn SS United States into hospital ship discussed. [Assistant defense secretary Dr. John MOXLEY - explains government's position.] [Representative Floyd SPENCE - disagrees with Defense Department] Alternatives said include reactivation of USS Sanctuary; details given.
REPORTER: Lee Thornton
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