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Titanic Controversy #317278

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 25, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Controversy over joint US-French salvage operation to retrieve Titanic artifacts for commercial ventures examined; details given, scenes shown. [Survivor Eva HART - is repulsed by such exploitation.] [Expedition leader Robert CHAPPAZ - defs. operation.] [HART - opposes grave robbing.] [Historian Charles HAAS - notes main concern of salvagers is treasure hunting.] Plans for televised opening of ship's safe in special hosted by actor Telly Savalas noted. Scenes from "The Opening of Al Capone's Vaults" and stunt's failure recalled. [TV producer John JOSLYN - denies safe-opening is exploitation.]

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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