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Covering Mount St. Helens: The story of a lifetime -- video special

Covering Mount St. Helens: The story of a lifetime -- video special

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Looking through Mount St. Helens Pulitzer-wining coverage

KATU journalists film in the Daily News newsroom as, from left to right respectively, Daily News reporter Tom Paulu, reporter Kathy Connelly, photo editor Roger Werth and managing editor Bob Gaston look through TDN coverage of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for local news reporting.

When the May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens eruption made global headlines, staff at The Daily News extensively covered the blast and its aftermath, producing 400 stories in just two weeks and continuing to follow the story for months and years. But what about the stories of the reporters behind the newspaper’s 1981 Pulitzer-winning coverage? Hear memories and stories from then-reporter Andre Stepankowsky, photo editor Roger Werth and managing editor Bob Gaston.

Courtney Talak shoots photo and video for The Daily News. Follow Courtney's work on Instagram @courtneytalak.

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