KMBC JJ's Explosion
Murrow entry for “Continuing Coverage” category. A huge gas line explosion rips through a popular restaurant at dinner hour in an upscale shopping district called the Plaza. One person is killed and several injured. KMBC’s chopper 9 pilot Johnny Rowlands was first to discover the fire and report on our 6PM news. Follow up investigative reporting was done on the cause, problems with the laws and pending legislation.