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Apollo 13 / Splashdown / Nixon #9993

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 17, 1970
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(Studio) World celebrates Apollo 13's safe return.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(No location given) Near disaster ends in dramatic, near-perfect splashdown.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Pacific Ocean) Splashdown on target; astronauts healthy; board "Iwo Jima" carrier. [CHAPLAIN - thanks God for crew's safety.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(No location given) Families relax after ordeal.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Houston, Texas) [Mrs. Marilyn LOVELL - thanks world and God; wouldn't want husband in space again.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(No location given) Nixon declares Sunday national prayer day.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(DC) [NIXON - calls this most exciting, meaningful day of life; American character sound, strong.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(No location given) Nixon will pick up Mrs. James Lovell and Mrs. Fred Haise in Houston on way to Hawaii Freedom Medal presentation; astronauts tell nation story Tuesday
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Smith, Howard K.

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