NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1978
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(Studio) Limited number of women commercial airline pilots and even fewer number of black women pilots noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Dallas, Texas) Jill Brown reported as 1st black woman ever to become commercial pilot of major regional airline; she received wings today in Houston along with 6 other women, in largest class of women commercial pilots ever graduated. [BROWN - talks about last pilot's job.] Pilot Marcy Bishop noted as handling controls of 1st plane to take off after graduation. Reaction of 1st-time flyer, 68-yr.-old Thelma Morris, to having woman pilot cited. [Ms. MORRIS - says women as smart as men; they can do better.] [J.R. FISK - states reaction to having woman pilot.]
REPORTER: Bob Dotson