NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 18, 1978
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(Studio) Update on American balloonists activities in Paris.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Paris, France) French awards to balloonists and congratulations from President Carter noted. French offer of free ride on Concorde supersonic transport for return to United States reported [Maxie ANDERSON - thinks it appropriate that they take fastest way home when they came slowest way to Europe.] Transatlantic TV interview on NBC's "Today" program mentioned; film shown. [Ben ABRUZZO - discusses possibility of circumnavigating globe via balloon.] Dinner had by balloonists, their wives and friends from Albuquerque, NM, described; plans to buy dinner in London for 2 British balloonists who recently attempted transatlantic crossing cited.
REPORTER: John Cochran
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