NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 17, 1984
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(DC) Next space shuttle mission noted deemed secret by United States Air Force. [General Richard ABEL - claims USSR could benefit from information on scheduled payload.] Mil.'s censorship of media coverage of flight outlined on screen. [REPORTER - accuses United States Air Force of keeping information only from American public.] [ABEL - responds.] Abel's threat to media regarding leaks following information obtained by NBC News discussed. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's appeal to NBC to withhold information on grounds of national sec. considered.
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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