NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 17, 1985
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(Studio) Today noted 50th anniversary of DC-3.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(No location given) DC-3's reliability and role in history examined; scenes shown. [Aircraft historian Arthur PEARCY - notes plane's longevity.] Historical footage shown. [McDonnell Douglas Corporation spokesperson Harry GANN - notes DC-3 was first successful passenger plane.] [Former navigator Thornton ROSE - recalls plane's survival of battle.] [Retired designer Arthur RAYMOND - explains his approach to designing DC-3.] Provincetown-Boston Airline, Incorporated mentioned using craft for passenger service. [Mechanic Steve FRANCIS - explains inability to determine hours flown by some DC-3s.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs