NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 24, 1981
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REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Naples, Italy) Navy's version of recent aerial dogfight with Libyan planes in Mediterranean examined. [Lieutenant Lawrence MUCZYNSKI, Commander Henry KLEEMANN - describe incident.] Details of incident discussed. [Rear Admiral James SERVICE - acknowledges inability to pinpoint location of skirmish; refers to Admiral William Rowden's account] USS Nimitz's role in unsuccessful attempt to rescue United States hostages in Iran and recent plane accident on flight deck recalled.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann
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