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Re: Goodbye John Holliman

I met John when I was working at the public TV station in
Harrisburg, PA and he was covering the re-opening of Three Mile
Island in the late 1980's. 

He was an interesting guy -- folksy on one hand, technologically
attuned on the other, certainly interested in what was then the
esoteric fields of television production, satellite delivery and
reception (he told us he had a big dish in his yard and loved to
look around!). 

At one time, it was rumored that CNN was negotiating with the
Russians to send him to Mir. 
A good choice, and a good trip it would have been. 

Sad to see the news today...

Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC 

At 22:25 9/12/98 EDT, Keith N. Thews wrote:
>Dear Amsat-bb.
>     According to WGN, CNN Shuttle Correspondent John Holliman
died today
>in a tragic Auto accident near his home in SUburban Atlanta.
>     CNN reported that he and Walter Cronkite were to report
together on
>the flight of John Glenn.  
>     The news of his death was a surprise and a shock to myself
and I am
>sure that he will be missed by those who followed the space
program and
>by the Astronaut community.
>    I would like to know what anyone else has to say about this.
>Keith Thews
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