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(Studio: Dan Rather) National letter by families of Challenger astronauts quoted; tomorrow noted disaster's 1st anniversary. Shuttle program's status yr. after Challenger's destruction examined; scenes shown. [Paramedic Dennis RYMER, recovery team member Sherry GROWLICK, commission chairperson William ROGERS, engineer Allan McDONALD - describe their reactions to disaster.] CBS News-"New York Times" poll outlined on screen, discussed. [ROGERS - considers disaster result of national failure; explains.] [Astronauts Mike LOUNGE, David HILMERS - considers Challenger's legacy.]
- Rather, Dan
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