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Yaeger / The Right Stuff #527797

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 03, 1983
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(Studio) Book and movie "The Right Stuff" mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Scenes from "The Right Stuff" shown. Chuck Yaeger's career and impact on aviation reviewed. [YAEGER - wasn't impressed with astronaut program; explains his perception of "the right stuff" concept.] Yaeger's historical flight in which he was 1st human to break speed of sound recalled. [YAEGER - recalls event.] "The Right Stuff's" portrayal of Yaeger described, shown; his current role as consultant to United States Air Force and Northrop Corporation noted including continuing activity as test pilot. [YAEGER - acknowledges continuing to break sound barrier; praises work.]
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Brokaw, Tom;
Kiker, Douglas

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