NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 17, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(New Madrid, Missouri) Anticipated major earthquake along New Madrid fault in Missouri and Tennessee discussed; impact of 1811-12 earthquakes on region described. [Federal Emergency Mgt. Agency spokesperson Sam SPECK - feels predicted earthquake will be most serious in nation's history.] New Madrid fault line illustrated on map; projected deaths and injuries from anticipated quake noted. [MAN - describes last quake.] [Mayor James CRAVENS - isn't worried.] [Red Cross spokesperson Liba CRISSLER - notes residents' apathy.] [Newspaper publisher L.H. RECKER - doesn't expect much success for those trying to take precautions against quake damage.]
REPORTER: John Severson