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NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 26, 1985
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(Studio) Death of Samantha Smith and her father in Maine plane crash reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Auburn, ME) Apparent circumstances of Smith's death examined; scenes shown. [Corine BERWICK and Renette GALLAGHER - describe crash.] Smith noted en route home from filming television series in England; her visit to USSR in 1983 at invitation of late Yuri Andropov after writing him regarding nuclear war reviewed. Scenes shown. [August 13, 1985, SMITH - explains being selected for "Lime Street" role by producer after appearing on "Today."] Series mentioned starring Robert Wagner. [ Producer Harry THOMASON - reacts to Smith's death.] Jane Smith noted still in shock over deaths of husband and only child. [Neighbor Muriel SMITH - mourns child's loss.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

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