NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 20, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Flag-draped coffins carrying bodies of USS Iowa crew mbrs. killed during yesterday's explosion reported arriving at Dover AFB, DE; details given, scenes shown. [Navy Secretary William BALL - comments on tragedy.] Report introduced.
(DC: Fred Francis) Navy reported placing moratorium on battleship guns until investigation is completed; photos of ship shown. [Admiral Jerome JOHNSON - describes explosion.] Navy sources quoted with regard to possible cause of explosion. [Former USS Iowa Captain Larry SEAQUIST - comments.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush reported planning to attend memorial service in Norfolk, Virginia. Report introduced.
(Norfolk, Virginia: Jim Miklaszewski) Reaction of Norfolk residents to tragedy examined; details given, scenes shown. [Chaplain Doug PALMER - comments on telling families of their loss.] Navy noted providing support services for victims' families. [Victim Michael Justice's wife Denise JUSTICE - comments on her husband's death.] [Victim Ray Bradshaw's mother Elizabeth BRADSHAW - hopes her son is alive.]
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