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Plane Shot Down / North Korea / Reaction #4715

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 15, 1969
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(Studio) United States searches for missing plane in Sea of Japan. North Korea says shot plane down last night. 31 Americans aboard.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Defense Department SPOKESPERSON - calls Navy plane flight routine reconnaissance track.] North Korea boasts of shooting plane when it invaded their air-space. Pentagon says plane 90 mile offshore. Massive sea search underway.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(DC) Advisor Henry Kissinger tells Nixon of incident 4-hrs. after it occurs. Makes no special note of event. Attends cabinet meeting, where all wives present. Nixon meets with Republican Congress leaders
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) [Senator Everett DIRKSEN - says 2 MiGs shot down plane. Kissinger said survivors sighted.] White House says no word on survivors.

(DC) Candidate Nixon pledged United States would restore self-respect if another Pueblo incident occurred. Senator Gale McGee urged elected Nixon to "cool it", as others did.
REPORTER: Bill Lawrence

Downs, Bill;
Jarriel, Tom;
Lawrence, Bill;
McBee, Keith;
Reynolds, Frank

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