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Segment 3 (Killer Satellites) #498815

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 15, 1978
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(Studio) Dependence of world on satellites noted. Killer satellites considered.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Los Angeles, California) Alaska film shown. Maps showing prevalence of satellites screened. Computer role noted. "Wall Street Journal" regional program cited. Other types of satellites, include communications, cited. NORAD space center at Colorado Springs, Colorado, film shown. USSR development of killer satellite noted. Success of USSR program reported Defense Secretary Harold Brown quoted. Threat of USSR killer satellites noted. State Department said engaged in treaty negotiations to ban killer satellites. [Retired General Bernard SCHRIEVER - says United States is behind USSR in this area. Believes United States should development killer satellites, despite negotiations.] Dilemma of State Department dip. approach versus United States need to development killer satellites to have same capability as USSR set forth. Actions of United States Space and Missile Systems Org. noted. USSR said to have okayed satellite negotiations to begin next month in Helsinki.

Brinkley, David;
Neal, Roy

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