West Virginia officials say they're grateful that Hollywood is telling the story of Marshall University's rebuilding after a 1970 plane crash killed most of the football team, several coaches and fans. The Warner Brothers film "We Are Marshall" premiered tonight
in Huntington, West Virginia. The plane was returning from a game at East Carolina when it crashed into a hillside near Tri-State Airport. The accident remains the worst sports disaster in American history.
At a news conference Tuesday, West Virginia Governor Joe
Manchin said he's touched that the story finally is being told on
the big screen. About 22-hundred tickets were sold for the premiere. Another 28-hundred people will see the premier at a nearby movie theater complex. To see coverage of the events from today in Huntington, just click on the following link to our sister station, WSAZ-TV, in Huntington.