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Pueblo Crew / News Conference #440219

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1968
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(Studio) In North Korean film, "Pueblo" crew describes ship's mission and its capture. September 12, 1968, film shown.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(N. Korea) [Operations Ofr. Lieutenant/J.G. F.C. SCHUMACHER - says United States Navy interested in introduction with regard to Korean Naval forces and their coastline. Cites "Pueblo" equipment. They identified ships. Due to lack of seeing Naval vessels, urged captain to be bolder in getting closer to shore.] [Commander Lloyd BUCHER - tells of taking ship to point within North Korean territorial waters. Began electronic intelligence gathering when Korean Navy ordered ship to heave to. They stopped our escape efforts. In ensuing gunbattle, 1 of men killed and others hurt. Captured within their waters. Evidence of what we were doing on ship.]
REPORTER: North Korean News Agency

(Studio) North Korea says conference lasted 5 hrs. Representatives from different cntrys. say Bucher jumped on chair and speak to group near end of conference
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(N. Korea) Narrator says Bucher said he wanted to represent true feelings of our crew members Rptd. Bucher asked Americans what they'd do if they were in North Korea. Remark couldn't be found in film.
REPORTER: North Korean Narrator; Chet Huntley Narrates

(Studio) 1st obvious discrepancy in film supplied by North Koreans.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet

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