CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 17, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Senior Navy officials' recommendation to back off of Navy's claim that the fatal USS Iowa explosion was an act of sabotage featured; scenes of USS Iowa shown. Call for issue of apology to the family of accused saboteur sailor Clayton Hartwig, who was killed in the blast, reported. [On September 7, 1989, chief investigating officer Rear Admiral Richard MILLIGAN - accuses Hartwig.] Sandia National Laboratories investigation results outlined on screen. Circumstantial evidence against Hartwig noted. [On December 11, 1989, mother Evelyn HARTWIG - confronts investigator.] Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank Kelso's final word on the situation reported expected within the month.
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