Watch KGW Newscast-May 18, 1980 (pt.1)

Watch KGW Newscast-May 18, 1980 (pt.1)

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by Paul Kenney

kgw.com

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Updated Thursday, May 19 at 9:44 AM

This is the original aircheck for the 5PM news the day the mountain exploded. Although there had been much planning and expectation about volcanic activity, the sudden, powerful explosion sent area news organizations scrambling. Rough at times, it is still a testament to KGW's reporting of one of the largest news events in modern times.  

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