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Kansas City / Hotel Disaster #517987

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 18, 1981
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(Studio) Current death toll from hotel disaster in Kansas City's Hyatt Regency reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Kansas City, Missouri) Circumstances surrounding collapse of walkways examined. [SURVIVORS - describe incident.] Rescue efforts described. [Mayor Richard BERKLEY - reacts to disaster.] [SURVIVORS - comment.]
REPORTER: Norma Quarles

(Kansas City, Missouri) Cause of accident noted under investigation; walkways' collapse outlined. Diagrams shown. [Witness Ron TREFTS - recalls event.] [Fire department Captain Joe GALETTI - comments.] Hotel noted owned by Hallmark Cards and operated by Hyatt Regency. [Hyatt president Pat FOLEY - cites strength designed into catwalks.] Remarks of city inspector Jack White outlined; possibility of harmonic stress causing collapse considered.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

(Studio) Hyatt's opening 3 years ago recalled.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Kansas City, Missouri) Aftermath of tragedy examined; films shown. [Mayor Richard BERKLEY - praises city's cooperation.] Response to call for emergency blood donations noted. [PEOPLE - explain reasons for helping.] [Medic John ECKLUND - describes condition of bodies he found.] [Mike VAILLE - comments on search for missing in-laws.] Mayor's description of disaster quoted.
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

Cummins, Jim;
O'Neil, Roger;
Quarles, Norma;
Savitch, Jessica

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