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October 23, 2009

Listening For Amelia

On a July afternoon in 1937, 15-year-old Betty Klenck Brown was listening to her family's shortwave radio. She was writing down  lyrics to popular songs when she turned the dial and heard the unimaginable: "This is Amelia Earhart. This is Amelia Earhart." Betty jotted down everything she heard over 3 hours.

No one took Betty seriously, until her diary finally made it into the hands of Ric Gillespie.  Ric works for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. Ric has used the information in Betty's diary to lead a new search for the remains of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. Ric says their search is uncovering some tantalizing clues. This story originally aired June 6, 2007

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