NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Retirement of chimpanzees sent into space in the 1960's and the sending of 100 descendants of those chimps to medical laboratories reported. [Air Force Colonel Jake BLACKHURST - says the Air Force wanted the best place for the animals.] [Animal rights ACTIVIST - says the decision about the labs is disgraceful.] [Animal rights supporter Marianne RADZIEWICZ - describes some of the animal experiments.] [Coulston Founation FOUNDER - defends use of animals in medical research.] The plans for the Air Force to help release Keiko, the killer whale, reported.
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