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Mount Saint Helens Anniversary / Part I #71684

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 18, 1981
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(Studio) Today noted 1st anniversary of eruption of Mount Saint Helens.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Mount Saint Helens, WA) Destruction caused by eruption reported, shown. Extensive pictorial coverage used. Harry Truman's disappearance recalled; Truman shown. Deaths of scientists and photographers recalled. Reid Blackburn death cited. Film shot by Davy Crockett, KOMO-TV, during eruption of volcano shown. [Voice of CROCKETT - describes experience during eruption. Believes himself dead.] Reclamation of downed trees reported, scenes shown. Ash fall recalled. Yakima scenes shown. Ash said not to have damaged crops, as expected. [David HULL - says small grain crops profited from ash.] Report on future of mount announced for tomorrow.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Robinson, Max

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