NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 10, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Denver, Colorado, television News helicopter pilot Mike Silva's heroic actions in yesterday's bank robbery recalled. Report introduced.
(Denver, Colorado: Roger O'Neil) Silva reported being called hero. Silva noted having to answer FAA's questions regarding possible safety violations. Silva mentioned facing possible license revocation. [SILVA - comments on situation.] [News director KCNC-TV Marv ROCKFORD - praises Silva.] Scenes shown from yesterday's chase and shooting of suspect. Police noted accused of using excessive force. 271
[Denver police chief Ari ZAVARAS - defends police actions.] [Hostage John LAURIENTI - praises Silva.] television news helicopters noted becoming more involved in dramatic rescues; scenes shown. National Trans. Safety Bd. and Federal Aviation Administration mentioned complaining news helicopters flying too close to disaster scenes. California fire incident recalled. [Voice of Denver police DISPATCHER - cites news helicopter's location.] Denver police noted planning to give Silva medal of honor.