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Taylor Grant: Headline Edition, July 8th, 1947. The Army Air Forces has announced that a flying disk has been found and is now in the possession of the Army. Army officers say the missile, found sometime last week, has been inspected at Roswell, New Mexico, and sent to Wright Field, Ohio, for further inspection. (commercial break)
[The American Broadcasting Company and affiliated stations presents Headline Edition with Taylor Grant... Today's edition presents a roundup of the latest developments in the finding of a flying disk......To stay in step with history in the making, stay tuned to Headline Edition. And now here's Taylor Grant.]
This program must have been pre-recorded several hours earlier in the evening for later broadcast. 10:00 p.m. EDT in New York was 4-1/2 hours after the story first broke, yet statements in the story are similar to those in some of the western papers that carried the story up through about its first 1-1/2 hours. Missing, e.g., is the official announcement 3 hours later that the object had been definitively identified as a weather balloon by a Fort Worth weather officer. Also missing is Ramey going on the radio 3-1/2 to 4 hours later to announce the same thing. Overall, the coverage is very similar to that found in earlier Associated Press accounts.
The AP at 6:53 p.m. EDT had General Ramey quoted as saying the "disk" had been shipped to Wright Field. This is pretty much where this ABC account ends the story.