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Lebanon / Spiegel Grove Evacuation #488814

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 22, 1976
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(Studio) Report on those who decided to leave Lebanon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Beirut, Lebanon) June 20 film shows evacuees being brought to American ship Spiegel Grove. Sailors welcome passengers aboard. Soviet guided missile cruiser comes near ship for closer look. Copter from carrier America lands on ship; Navy press ofr. aboard. Spiegel Grove has rendezvous with flagship, Little Rock, of 6th fleet. [6th fleet commander, Vice-Admiral Frederick TURNER - welcomes evacuees.] Evacuees provided vacation for crew. Living conditions crowded but most glad to be away from war. 1/10 of Americans living in Lebanon joined evacuation. Ship arrives in Athens, Greece. Some evacuees wonder if all military hoopla was necessary and if they would have been on ship if it wasn't an election year

(Studio) A President must act whenever there's a crisis and a decision to be made. State Department could get away with doing nothing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Craig, Don

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