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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 23, 1980
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(Studio) Sports introduced
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Studio) Phil Mahre's overcoming injury to win silver medal in skiing and US hockey team's upset of USSR listed along with Eric Heiden's win of 5 individual gold medals as the highlight of the Winter Olympics. [HEIDEN - says he thought winning 5 gold medals would not be possible.] US hockey victory over USSR compared to David and Goliath. [US hockey coach Herb BROOKS - gives team pregame pep talk.] Tape of game shown; action described. [Hockey player Dave Christian's father BILLY - comments with regard to victory.] [Jack O'Callahan's FATHER - terms victory destiny.] Luncheon invitation from President Carter to hockey team noted. Upcoming game against Finland mentioned. Gold medal hopes of United States figure skater Linda Fratianne discussed Liechtenstein's second gold medal in Winter Olympic history said won by Hanni Wenzel.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Pauley, Jane;
Schaap, Dick

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