Relive the highlights! KATU's 11 p.m. newscast on May 18, 1980

Relive the highlights! KATU's 11 p.m. newscast on May 18, 1980 »Play Video
Aerial view of eruption of Mount St. Helens. Skamania County, Washington. May 18, 1980. Published opposite p. 1 in U.S. Geological Survey. Yearbook. 1980. (Courtesy USGS)

PORTLAND, Ore. - It's a day that will live in Northwest legend and lore forever: May 18, 1980, the day Mount St. Helens exploded, leveling forest lands and killing 57 people.

Here is the KATU News broadcast from 11 p.m. on that fateful day.