Diane Sawyer tours "Doomsday Plane"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by RGM1138, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Is http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/doomsday-plane-ready-nuclear-attack-13787086 the whole piece?

    ABC World News looks like it wasn't aired on 6/7 in my area at all. Unfortunately, I missed the first 15 mins of Nightline, so I don't know if it was rerun there either.
  2. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    Yep, that's the full package. I wish that they had put a science reporter on the story though, instead of Sawyer and her fluff approach. It did hit all the bullet points though.

    It didn't show up on Nightline. I think the Weiner coverage and other news of the day took precedence.
  3. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    I know for sure they do for overseas. I was given the impression that a back up plane is always nearby but for domestic (e.g. shorter) I don't know that the backup is the other 747.
  4. jneugeba

    jneugeba Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I thought that too but then wondered if there would have been so much technical stuff that would have been classified it wouldn't even have made sense to have the science guy. I believe she also was on a "farewell" troop tour with Sec. Gates so it probably wouldn't have made much sense to bring along another guy just for that story.
  5. Combat Medic

    Combat Medic No guts, no glory

    Sep 6, 2001
    I only ever dealt with the airspace, so I'm not sure how it worked for the water. I just imagine that it would have been a lot of paperwork if a cruiseliner was cut in half so I have to hope that something was done to prevent that.
  6. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    I know that it's a "working plane" versus the typical AF1 "limo in the sky," but it surprised me how cluttered and disorganized it seemed, with various shock cases and whatnot just seemingly dumped in the room with the trailing wire. I guess I would have expected more organization for a top level military craft.

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