FBI sketches of the mysterious 1971 hijacking suspect D.B. Cooper.
A friend from NBC called yesterday to tell me I was up on the NBC web page. Me and David Brinkley. Me and David Brinkley and D.B. Cooper. In a report filed in (ahem) 1976, Robin (then a reporter at KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon) was on NBC Nightly News, reporting on the status of the D.C. Cooper case, on the fifth anniversary of his 1971 hijacking and parachute jump (with the $200,000 ransom).
With a (possible) break in the case this week, NBC was digging through its archives and produced my report. It is nice to be archival.
I think you might have to watch at 23 second commercial, but here goes:
My sister complained that there was no "stand up," that I did not "appear" in the piece. That's because the report was written for my own station and the sign off "Robin Chapman for KGW-TV" had to be cut, so I signed off without a stand up. Sorry about that.
Anyway, it has been fun to have a little flurry of activity surrounding both D.B. Cooper and your correspondent. The idea that he actually got away and went on to live his life and die a peaceful death is really intriguing.
I look forward to reading ... the rest of the story.
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