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Atlantic Ocean / Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 Crash #370578

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 20, 1996
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bob Orr) The search for wreckage from Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Flight 800 to determine if the crash was caused by a bomb featured; scenes shown from the choppy seas. [US Navy Lieutenant Gordon HUME - hopes the sonar will locate the black boxes.] What information these boxes and plane parts might yield outlined. [Assistant FBI director Jim KALLSTROM - says it is unlikely mechanical problems caused the explosion.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(East Moriches: Randall Pinkston) The reaction in the town near where the plane went down featured; scenes shown from the town of East Moriches, New York. [Victim's friend Peggy SCIOMMERI, volunteer rescuer Mike FLYNN, resident Chris WHITE - react to the emotional experience.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Reports introduced; audio problems with the first report acknowledged.

(Washington: Terence Smith) The debate over TWA's handling of the notification of victims' families featured. [At Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) employees' news conference, flight attendant Sherry COOPER - responds to New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's political attacks on TWA.] [GIULIANI - offers his views of TWA.] [Victim's husband Leonard ROMAGNA - express anger that TWA did not call.] [1994 air crash victim's daughter Donna Kazan WHITE - wonders why it took so long.]

Orr, Bob;
Pinkston, Randall;
Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Terence

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