NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 31, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) Newly declassified films taken shortly after United States atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, examined; film said taken by survey team ordered by President Harry Truman to study effectiveness of strategic bombing. [Photographer Lieutenant Herbert SUSON - recalls impact of experience on him; describes scene.] Pentagon's reasons for classifying film top secret noted unexplained. [SUSON - recalls lack of intelligence information on films as basis for secrecy.] Suson's later development of cancers and his belief that medical problems were direct result of his prolonged presence in Nagasaki mentioned. [SUSON - considers difficulty of human mind conceiving Armageddon.]
REPORTER: John Hart