Search the Archive

Balloon Flight #500219

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Successful transatlantic balloon crossing by 3 Americans from New Mexico noted. Is reported to be 1st new method of transatlantic crossing since Chas. Lindbergh flew it in plane. Balloon's landing near Paris stated.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Paris, France) Balloonists' aim for Paris as landing site for Double Eagle II, as Lindbergh had done, reported [Balloonist's WIFE - talks to husband via radio.] [BALLOONIST - responds.] Landing in field near Paris due to loss in altitude stated. [Ben ABRUZZO - describes feelings.] Copter flight to Le Bourget Airport, where Lindbergh landed, for celebration noted. [Maxie ANDERSON - says transatlantic balloon flight goal isn't Ireland or England, but Le Bourget. Notes they got close.] [Larry NEWMAN - discusses reasons for trip.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Backgrounds on 3 balloonists, all of Albuquerque, given.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Albuquerque, NM) Albuquerque's domination of ballooning worldwide noted; is reported to be home of world and national ballooning title holders. [National titlist Sid CUTTER - states feelings about Double Eagle II's flight.] Cutter mentioned as Anderson's teacher. [Paul WOESSNER - cites hopes for incrd. interest in ballooning now.] One balloonist's idea of flying across Pacific Ocean reported.
REPORTER: Kim Larson (KOB-TV) (KOB-TV newstape, Albuquerque)

(Studio) 1st transatlantic attempt in balloon noted as being in 1873 by W.H. Donaldson, who took off from New York City and soon came down in Catskill Mts. Senator resolution of congratulations to successful balloonists and President Carter's White House invitation to them reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.