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  • 1980-03-20 - 1980-06-20

News footage from the KATU Television station in Portland, Oregon.

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 11

Raw news footage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Description provided by broadcaster: “The big eruption - slide sequence campsite - windshield - mountain and fast sequence

Camera - Don Stapleton, logs and river from river bank. Man pulls fish from river.

Toutle River - Long shot of mountain erupting ash. Eerie picture. Toutle River - road block. Logs and bridge.

Toutle flood, mountain and landscape in foreground. News people and other aircraft. Sea of mud. Small building in mud….. flying down river. Logs and debris, wall of gunk, highway, wide shots of mountain. Logs moving.

Long shot-mountain still in picture. One and scarcely see that the ash is moving. Static shot of eruption.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 12

Raw news footage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Description provided by broadcaster: “Long-shot of mountain erupting. Static.

More eruption. Aerials wide to close. Pictures of ash and surrounding area.

Close pictures of eruption.

House floating down Toutle River. Hits bridge, incredible footage.

Mt. St. Helens vs. Trojan nuclear plant. Aerials of Mt. St. Helens. Trojan in background.

Muddied water near Trojan.

River mud and debris. Spectators.

More muddy water. Spectators.

Log flow. Wide shot of mountain. Fred Jenkins gives report on eruption in studio with geologist.

Bridges, N. Toutle flooding. No logs.

Logs flowing with river.

News conference with volcanologist/geologist. Crowd shot...wide.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 13

Raw news footage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Description provided by broadcaster: “Wide shot of mountain erupting. Spectators, close shot of eruption.
David Jackson live remote. Close eruption. Lightning, still of same. More mountain eruption. Another lightning freeze frame. More lightning.

FROM KOMO IN SEATTLE, DAVID CROCKETT FILM. Mountain erupts, pictures of valley, erupting mountain. Mud river. Shaking trees, pictures of his news car. Ash coming in, mud near car. Wind and mountain erupting in background.

Road washed out, hot mud and water.

David Crockett speaks. Aerials of his car. His rescue? River of mud.

Life Flyte Helicopter. Volcano Victims. (Not Crockett). Emmanuel Hospital, burn victims.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 14

Raw news footage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Description provided by broadcaster: “Aerials of Mountain. Eerie steam cloud. Interview with geologist. He tells us about the situation in the volcano and what problems to expect. Tim Storrs and geologist discuss the mountain and how much of it is missing while camera runs on views of Mt. St. Helens.

Toutle River and Camp Baker. Aerials of Camp Baker and Toutle River valley. Long shots of valley and surrounding area. Pictures of hills, etc. Back to Camp Baker. Shots of logs, machinery, and mud. Debris everywhere. Toutle - mud- river. More Camp Baker. Helicopter lands. More mud and landscape surrounding river. Bridge washed out. Wide views, dusty hills.

Clear shot of mountain erupting. Side of mountain. Plume and wide shot. Valleys and ash clouds. Wide to close of mountain and ash.

Many views of mountain erupting.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 15

Description provided by broadcaster: “Open: Special report. Essex Porter reports. Interview with Bob Christenson, USGS (U.S. Geological Survey). Jim Unterwagner, U.S. Forests Service, talks of blow-down area. Wide shot - aerials of mountain. Toutle River, wall of water, homes destroyed. People on foot. River high. Helicopters, train.

Bill Van Amburg reports on air rescue efforts. People with dog had been on Green River. Third wall of water, moving down trees, scene of home down-river.

Camp Baker. Tim Storrs, first flash flood, wall of logs. Railroad bridge out. Flowing logs.

Yakima - Cascade Middle School as emergency center and Red Cross. Judy Varner - left her husband.

Yakima ash, dark streets, airport. Bud Graves, National Weather Service. Describes weather problems.

More pictures of mountain.

Paul Hanson on flash flood warnings. Pictures of river and spectators. Ed Sonters family, eyewitness David Klein. Muddied area. Interview with man from Cmp Baker. Truck covered with ash.

Men burned, taken to Emmanuel Hospital to burn center.

Weather and Mt. St. Helens. Missing geologists.

Harry Truman, Mt. St. Helens.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 16

Description provided by broadcaster: “News program from 5/18 continued.

Harry Truman tribute.

Recap of today’s events. Mountain, Toutle River, trees falling, Yakima ash, burn victims, Merwin Dam.
David Jackson live at Amboy, Washington.

ABC National News, Tom Jarrel. Infra-red satellite pictures, Yakima. Harry Truman. Blown down area.

Lots and lots of surrounding area.

Toutle River. Incredible video of logs and river. Logs and logs from downed trees.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 19

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens program.

Scene description provided by broadcaster: “Wide of Spirit Lake, summer and winter. Skiers, winter activity on Mt. St. Helens. Wide shot of summit.
Eruption in action. "Mt. St. Helens blew its top." Pictures of denuded surface.
Muddy river, damaged homes near river. Logs in river.
Landscape with perfect snow-covered mountain in background.
Geologist gives history of mountain. “A spasm of destruction." Mt. St. Helens subject of Indian legend. Wide shot of Spirit Lake before eruption.
Harry Truman interviewed by Robin Anderson.
More history: last eruption in 1857.
Earthquakes on mountain for one week in March. Pictures of police warning residents to leave. "Swarms of earth-quakes”, between March 20 and March 27. Explosions follow. Crater enlarged. Second crater appears.
Pictures of cracks in surface. View into crater. Ash and steam billowing.
Eruption. Ash and cloud build-up.
Harmonic tremor, molten rock.
Pictures of spectators, cars on roadside.
Harry Truman's reaction: He's going to stay.
Beautiful shot of mountain in sun. View into crater-good shot. Mountain is peaceful.
Sheriff allows residents to go to their property. Interviews with people preparing to leave area. Pictures of car caravans.
Harry Truman remains at Spirit Lake. Good close-up of Harry, also shots of Spirit Lake with lodge and trees covered with snow. Harry states that he is going along with mountain.
Explosion rips north face of mountain. Mountain top disintegrates...1200 feet blown off top.
Full shot of huge cloud of ash. Volcano at distance, full force, awesome. Ash building into sky. Close-in shot of newly created top, pan of mountain in distance.
Shock wave, hurricane winds. Lightning, gas, ash smothering surroundings -Harry Truman, Spirit Lake, forest.
Ash billowing 9-10 miles into sky.
Clear, blue sky.
Central and eastern Washington in darkness. Ash blanket, like snow. Car in ash. Cars moving with lights on. Eerie scene. Crops covered with ash. Ashfall is crippling.
Voice of Dave Crockett trapped in destruction. Picture of helicopter which rescued him.
Mammoth mud flow, logs in river, destruction along river, trees felled.
River a torrent. Bridge out, boiling, muddy water.
Aerials of Toutle River. Building is carried downriver.
Debris moving rapidly downriver.
Remains of houses imbedded in mud. Silt in Columbia River.
Mt. St. Helens: face ugly and blackened. Aerials of forest destroyed. Logs as far as one can see. New barren landscape. Aerials of infinite destruction. Spirit Lake, mud and logs.
People in a town cleaning up ash with hoses.
President Carter in helicopter surveys destruction. He speaks -like a moonscape, etc.
Mrs. Gerry Whiting, Harry Truman's sister, throws wreath from helicopter on to mountain.
Wide shot of mountain before eruption.
Shot of mountain after eruption on clear, calm day. Animals, seedlings, mountain rebuilding.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)