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Pueblo Affair / Article / Murphy and Harris Testimony #444470

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 04, 1969
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(Studio) Before Pueblo crew released, Mrs. Rose Bucher campaigned in Washington, DC to get government to do more to get men back. She talked to Secretary of State Dean Rusk; Johnson declined to see her. Mrs. Bucher writing article for "McCalls" about Washington, DC visit and expected to get $70,000. 2nd in command of Pueblo took stand at Navy hearings.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Coronado, California) Lieutenant Edward Murphy says agreed with Commander Lloyd Bucher's decision to surrender without fight. Murphy says if Pueblo fired back, crew would have surrendered with even less time to destroy documents. North Korean ship was armed heavily. Lieutenant Murphy, ship's navigator, says there were serious navigational problems. Ship could have been within 12-mi. limit off North Korean coast. [BUCHER - states he hasn't seen Murphy since N. Korea.] Lieutenant Stephen Harris, in charge of ship's spy equipment describes efforts to destroy materials.
REPORTER: David Burrington

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David

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