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Special Segment (The Battlewagons) #524298

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 23, 1982
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(Studio) Reagan administration's efforts to bring back battleships noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Battleships' role in United States naval history recalled; World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars films shown. USS Alabama mentioned. Recommissioning of USS New Jersey and Iowa discussed; recent destruction of Her (His) Majesty's Ship Sheffield in Falkland Island war noted intensifying debate over value of battleships. [Senator Dale BUMPERS - supports mothballing of battleships.] [Rear Admiral Walter PIOTTI - considers 1A-class battleship most survivable vessel.] Criticism of program outlined. [Senator John CHAFEE - opposes return of battleship.] [Navy Secretary John LEHMAN - explains support for program.] Congress's apparent position on issue mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Mudd, Roger;
Valeriani, Richard

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