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Washington / Volcano Eruption #510445

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1980
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(Studio) Known death toll and missing after eruption of WA's Mount Saint Helens volcano reported; details given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Mount Saint Helens, WA) Situation with volcano at present examined; films shown. Force of blast noted compared to Hiroshima bomb; details given. Impact on individual cities cited; instant death of those directly beneath volcano, presumably include Harry S. Truman, reported [Sister GERALDINE - comments on brother's probable death.] Future course of Mount Saint Helens considered.
REPORTER: David Burrington (KHQ-TV newstape) (KING-TV newstape)

(Studio) Volcanic ash fallout reported blowing eastward; details given.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Denver, Colorado) Fallout reported reaching Lander, Wyoming, before moving south; films shown. [WOMAN - comments.] Cancellation of airplane flights from Denver to NW detailed; long-range effect on weather by volcanic ash explained.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs (KOA-TV news tape)

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David
Duration:
00:03:30

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