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USS Iowa/ Explosion #326587

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reports introd.

(DC: Ron Allen) Explosion aboard USS Iowa near Puerto Rico recalled; details given, scenes shown. Issue of using aging battleships mentioned. [Rear Admiral Gene LaROQUE (ret.) - comments.] Possible cause of explosion illus. Senator Armed Services Committee reported beginning hearings with regard to safety of older ships.

(Norfolk, Virginia: Terence Smith) Tribute to victims of explosion in Norfolk, Virginia, featured; details given, scenes shown. [Mayor Joseph LEAFE - eulogizes.] [USS Iowa gunner Harold ASKEW - says he took leave of absence days ago.] Support services being provided to victims' families listed. [Fund organization Jeff SWEITZER - comments on fund for families.] [TEACHER - instructs children with regard to cards sent to survivors.]

Allen, Ron;
Rather, Dan;
Smith, Terence

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