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Star Wars / Blimps #309642

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 09, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Bellingham, WA: Jerry Bowen) Blimp's original purpose in aviation reviewed; historical footage shown. [1958, Captain H.B. VAN GORDER - predicts blimps will become familiar sight in arctic.] Craft's surveillance role during World War II noted. Blimp's possible role in Star Wars program explained, discussed. [Goodyear Aerospace Corporation spokesperson Fred NEBIKER - discusses project.] Status of radar blimp projects by Boeing and smaller companies described. [Aerolift Incorporated spokesperson J.J. MORRIS - notes lack of originality in idea.] Navy reported deciding on blimp's role in Star Wars next week

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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