NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 21, 1981
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5 :43: 00 "SUBMARINE-FREIGHTER COLLISION"
(Studio) Bodies of Japanese seaman killed in recent collision of United States nuclear submarine and Japanese freighter reported found in E. China Sea today.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Tokyo, Japan) Public's continued concern here over incident, despite recent statement by United States Navy Secretary John F. Lehman, examined; films, newspapers, television bdcasts. shown. Questions remaining unanswered from USS George Washington's collision with Japanese freighter outlined. [For. affairs minister Minoru TAMBA - calls it an issue of morality.] Cartoon depicting United States sub sinking Japanese freighter loaded with cars shown; apologies to government here by President Reagan and ambassador Mike Mansfield mentioned.
REPORTER: Jim Upshaw