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Knievel / Canyon Jump / Comment #479230

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1974
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(Studio) Daredevil, Evel Knievel, to try to jump Snake River Canyon Sunday
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Twin Falls, Idaho) Knievel to try and cross 1700-foot canyon in steam-powered rocket. Different types of souvenirs on sale described and listed. Knievel gets percentage. [Promoter SALTMAN - says lost Harold on phone by hanging up wrong 1.] Knievel's pilots wear velvet evening clothes. [PILOT - says ought to see our socks and underwear.] NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) veteran Robert Truax built rocket. [TRUAX - says a lot of people have taken greater risks for less money.] [KNIEVEL - says hopes everybody behind him when he goes because he'll need helps.] Knievel greets those in crowd.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Studio) It's one thing for a man to risk life and another thing to exploit other humans for money while doing it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack

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