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OPEN-CLIP GOODYEAR BLIMP-PKG
HELLO-ONCAM KID STEALS THE SHOW-SOT-OC
EBOLA DRUG-vo GOODBYE-OC-CLIP
GOODYEAR BLIMP-OC  


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HELLO-ONCAM


THANK YOU FOR WATCHING NBC TWO NEWS NOW--

I'M --- Return to index of stories...


EBOLA DRUG-vo


NBC2 LEARNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE SO CALLED MIRACLE DRUG BEING USED TO TREAT THE TWO AMERICANS WITH THE EBOLA VIRUS.

WE JUST LEARNED-

THE BASIS FOR THE DRUG COCKTAIL IS MADE USING MODIFIED TOBACCO LEAVES.

THE DRUG IS NOT FEDERALLY APPROVED TO TREAT EBOLA.

A KENTUCKY COMPANY IS PLANNING TO SEEK APPROVAL LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


GOODYEAR BLIMP-OC


TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL BE AT THE VALHALLA GOLF CLUB IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY THIS WEEK FOR THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE TO SEE YOUR FAVORITE GOLFER IS FLYING ABOVE THE COURSE.

JANELLE MACDONALD TALKS WITH THE PILOT OF THE GOODYEAR BLIMP. Return to index of stories...


GOODYEAR BLIMP-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

WHEN HE WAS LITTLE, MATT LUSSIER WANTED TO BE A BIRD.

HE SETTLED FOR FLYING WITH THEM.

There's only about 35-40 blimp pilots in the world. I was at the right place at the right time.

A PILOT SINCE HE WAS A TEENAGER,

I've been flying since I was 14.

LUSSIER JUMPED WHEN HE HEARD THERE WAS AN OPENING TO FLY A GOODYEAR BLIMP.

About 8 interviews later and 1800 applicants later, here I am.

SINCE THE 1960s THE BLIMP AND SPORTS HAVE GONE HAND IN HAND.

It's not a good sporting event unless the goodyear blimp is above your event.

LUSSIER HAS FLOWN OVER IT ALL, BASEBALL, FOOTBALL.

I'm from nascar country. I love doing nascar and it is the best seat in the house. Those are the skybox seats.

AND THIS WEEK, GOLF. WE WENT WITH HIM IN THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION FOR HIS FIRST FLYOVER.

OF VALHALLA.

So I was telling you I have to study the course.

MATT AND HIS CREW WILL BE SHOOTING THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

We have to pull the power back a lot more than we are now. Because you can hear it now, right?

Right.

ANGLING THE AIRSHIP IN JUST THE RIGHT PLACE.

They do not like a huge blimp shadow going over them when they're about to tee off.

TO GET JUST THE RIGHT SHOT.

Blimps are well-suited for golf because of the fact that we are stationary, we don't move around a lot, it's easier for the cameramen to actually track the ball, as well as the fact that we are generally quieter.

BLIMPS FLOAT WITH THE AIR CURRENTS, UP AND DOWN, LUSSIER CONSTANTLY MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO KEEP IT LEVEL. THE ENGINE IS THERE TO HELP IT ALONG AND TOWARD THE END OF OUR RIDE, WE UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AS WELL TO BRING THE BLIMP BACK DOWN.

We actually have to point the nose down, add power and drive it back to mother earth and slow it up and be caught by 15-plus people.

PULLING US BACK TO EARTH, ENDING OUR ADVENTURE UP WITH THE BIRDS.

You guys have fun?

Yeah.

Great, sweet. Return to index of stories...


KID STEALS THE SHOW-SOT-OC


THERE'S ONE INTERVIEW WE JUST HAVE TO SHOW YOU.

A REPORTER IN PENNSYLVANIA WALKED UP TO A FIVE YEAR OLD AND ASKED HIM HIS OPINION OF THE FAIR.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

"while it was great because apparently you're spinning around and apparently everytime you get dizzy. that's all you do is get dizzy. And I've never ever been on live television.

NOAH'S GRANDFATHER SAYS NOAH IS LOOKING FORWARD TO STARTING KINDERGARTEN IN THE FALL. Return to index of stories...


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