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CBS FIRST LIVE BULLETIN AND LIVE COVERAGE OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION AND FUNERAL|
Walter Cronkite, Harry S. Truman, Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, Robert Pierpoint, Dan Rather, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Henry Whey, Roger Mudd, Nelson Benton, Eddie Barker, Eric Sevareid, John Connally, Lee Harvey Oswald, Charles Von Fremd, Lyndon B. Johnson
"As The World Turns," TV soap opera, is interrupted by Walter Cronkite, who gives bulletins describing the attempt on the life of President John F. Kennedy. From KLRD in Dallas, Eddie Barker reports on the condition of the President: "He is dead... shot by an assassin." Cronkite continues coverage from the CBS Studio newsroom in New York; he confirms that 38 minutes ago at 2:00 PM EST President Kennedy died. Cronkite has a difficult time composing himself and after a brief moment continues his report. CBS continuous coverage of the assassination begins at 2:00 PM EST and the following broadcast excerpts follow the events as they happened. The facts reveal that Kennedy was shot at 1:25 PM EST and died 35 minutes later at 2:00 PM EST. At 2:38 PM, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President of the United States. Dan Rather in Dallas, Texas, adds additional information regarding the assassination. Eric Sevareid talks about Johnson, the 55-year-old new President. The physician to Texas Governor John Connally, who was also shot, discusses his condition. Further reports are telecast from Dan Rather in Dallas, Texas, who refers to a possible suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald. Harry Reasoner continues his live reporting from CBS News headquarters in New York. From Andrew Airforce Base in Maryland, Charles Von Fremd reports coverage of Lyndon B. Johnson's arrival at 5:58 PM EST. On this plane arrives the body of former President John F. Kennedy, his mourning wife and the newly sworn in President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who gives a brief statement to the press and the public. Earlier in the day, Kennedy spoke in Ft. Worth. We hear his earlier speech. From KRLD in Dallas, Eddie Barker interviews the Mayor of Dallas, who reflects on this tragic day. On the street, interviews from a shocked Dallas community are reported by Nelson Benton. During the morning of Saturday, November 23, Mike Wallace and Dan Rather report. Rather profiles accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald is briefly interviewed. He denies shooting the President. There are comments from Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry S. Truman. Nelson Benton interviews the Dallas Chief of Police. There are requests that anyone who took pictures during the motorcade should come forward with evidence. Charles Von Fremd reports from Washington D.C., as does Robert Pierpoint. There is a brief statement from Richard M. Nixon. At police headquarters in Dallas, information is given as to the further interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald by District Attorney Henry Whey. From Washington D.C., Roger Mudd reports from the rotunda where the bier which was originally built for Abraham Lincoln and which will support the coffin of JFK is being prepared. There is an interview with Judge Hughes who gave the oath of office to Lyndon Baines Johnson. She discusses the experience and reactions of LBJ and Jacqueline Kennedy. President Johnson addresses the people of the United States proclaiming Monday, November 25, a day of national mourning. From Houston and Elm Street in Dallas, directly across the street from where the assassination took place, Dan Rather describes the scene.
ASSASSINATION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.|
David Brinkley, Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley, Bob Hope, Julian Barber, Dan Rather, Steve Rowan, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Eric Sevareid, Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Ike Pappas, Bill Plante, Ralph Abernathy, Peter Burns, John Hart, Carl Stokes, Robert F. Kennedy
News report of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from WTOP-TV(CBS) Washington D.C. by Julian Barber. There is an NBC News bulletin and special report with further details including news of King's death. An ABC bulletin is heard interrupting regular broadcasting, announcing the tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Joined in progress, late reports from Dan Rather on a CBS News Special Report. In a previous speech King is heard, reminding his followers that to put one's life on the line for what is just and righteous is to place oneself in danger, but the risks must be taken. Another CBS News Special report is telecast. Walter Cronkite relays the latest news from Memphis, Tennessee where King was pronounced dead one hour after he was shot. Cronkite recounts a brief biographic report on King; his early life, his rise to fame, and the influences he has had promoting non-violent activites. Wires are read from shocked dignitaries. President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks live to the American people requesting all Americans to work together for peace and solidarity. Via video tape, Vice President Hubert Humphrey reflects on this tragedy and gives praise to the work which King has done and to his non-violent philosophy for acquiring freedom and civil rights for all people. On the following day, April 5, Dan Rather reports concerning the looting which has occured. CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite reports on the state of emergency in Washington D.C. where racial violence has broken out. Steve Rowan reports. A national day of mourning is reported by Dan Rather. President Johnson again talks to the American people requesting unity. Additional reports from Memphis come from Ike Pappas and from Bill Plante. Prayers from Dr. Ralph Abernathy are heard. From Atlanta, a report detailing the return of King's body to Georgia. Peter Burns reports on funeral arrangements. From Cleveland, John Hart reports; we hear statements from Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Carl Stokes. From the Huntley Brinkley Report (NBC), Chet Huntley and David Brinkley inform on the latest development regarding violence in many states including Detroit, Greensboro, and Chicago.
1967 OSCAR AWARDS, THE|
Mike Nichols, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, Alfred Hitchcock, Shirley Jones, Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Stanley Kramer, Rock Hudson, Carol Channing, Rod Steiger, Robert Wise, Grace Kelly, Diahann Carroll, Robert Morse, Katharine Hepburn, Angie Dickinson, Olivia De Havilland, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sterling Silliphant, Natalie Wood, Hank Sims, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Patty Duke, Anne Bancroft, Dame Edith Evans, Walter Mirisch, George Kennedy, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, MacDonald Carey, Barbara Rush, Eva Marie Saint, Richard Crenna, Elke Sommer, Walter Matthau, Estelle Parsons, Hal Ashby, Rosalind Russell, Barbra Streisand, Sidney Poitier, Julie Andrews, Claire Bloom
Bob Hope is the host for the 14th time of the 40th annual Academy Awards.He would host this gala event alone only one more time; 10 years later in 1978, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this annual presentation. Academy President Gregory Peck gives tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bob Hope commences the program with a monologue. Presenters and award winners include Carol Channing, Patty Duke, George Kennedy, and Katharine Hepburn. In a salute to the history of the Oscar and its first decade of development, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, MacDonald Carey, Diahann Carroll, Robert Morse, Barbara Rush, Eva Marie Saint, Martha Raye, Olivia
de Havilland, who salutes Oscar's second decade, Natalie Wood, Richard Crenna, Elke Sommer, Walter Matthau, Estelle Parsons, Dame Edith Evans, Grace Kelly, who salutes Oscar's third decade, Hal Ashby, Rosalind Russell, Anne Bancroft, who salutes Oscar's fourth decade, Danny Kaye, Rock Hudson, Shirley Jones, Angie Dickinson,
Gene Kelly, Barbra Streisand, Robert Wise, Claire Bloom, Rod Steiger, Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Nichols, Sterling Silliphant, Stanley Kramer, Audrey Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Julie Andrews, and Walter Mirisch. Bob Hope concludes with some serious remarks reflecting the assassination of Martin Luther King regarding bigotry and the purpose of motion pictures...to reflect the human conditon. Hank Sims is the announcer.
CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: THE SHOOTING OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY|
Sirhan Sirhan, Terry Drinkwater, Harry Reasoner, Jose Williams, Dan Rather, John P. Speigal, Thomas Dodd, Charles Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Eugene McCarthy, Coretta Scott King, Daniel Schorr, Bill Stout, Jacqueline Onassis, Eric Sevareid, Earl Ubell, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ralph Abernathy, John Hart, Robert F. Kennedy, J. Lawrence Pool
Harry Reasoner anchors this live special report on the day of the Robert F. Kennedy shooting. John Hart reports with the latest bulletins. Bill Stout updates his report on the accused gunman. President Lyndon B. Johnson talks to the American people from the White House. There is an audio recording of a 90 sec. segment from L.A. Mutual News Reporter Andrew West, as he reported the shooting as it actually happened earlier in the day. There are medical reports given to the press at a brief press conference. Presidential candidate Sen. Eugene McCarthy comments as does non-violent black leader Charles Evers. Heard are press conference reports on the background of accused shootist Sirhan Sirhan and the weapon used. Dan Rather reports from Washington D.C. Conn. Sen. Thomas Dodd comments on his Gun Control Bill. Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Jose Williams comment. CBS News correspondent Daniel Schorr interviews Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., who reads letters she sent to Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy. Harry Reasoner discusses the nature of the head wound suffered by Kennedy with CBS science editor Earl Ubell and Surgeon Dr. J. Lawrence Pool. Roger Mudd is heard in a 1967 interview with Robert Kennedy. Terry Drinkwater reports on Jacqueline Onassis' arrival in L.A. at Good Samaritin Hospital. Robert Kennedy's speech in Indianapolis after the death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is replayed. From Boston's WHDH studio, Psychiatrist Dr. John P. Speigal discusses acts of violence in America. In Washington D.C., Eric Sevareid gives his impressions on the days events. Harry Reasoner summarizes and concludes the broadcast.
A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: CBS RADIO AT 50: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN SOUND - SEPTEMBER 18, 1927-1977|
Walter Cronkite, Red Skelton, Mel Allen, Red Barber, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, Edward R. Murrow, Arthur Godfrey, Frank Sinatra, John F. Kennedy, Casey Stengel, Joe DiMaggio, Bruce Dunning, Charles Osgood, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Eve Arden, William S. Paley, Marie Wilson, Bing Crosby, Douglas Edwards, Goodman Ace, Benny Goodman, Ted Husing, Eric Sevareid, Andy Rooney, The Andrews Sisters, Robert Trout, Edgar Bergen, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, Fred W. Friendly
Walter Cronkite introduces segments with famous political, creative and entertainment personalities as well as news events from the past fifty years of broadcasting. Heard are: Bruce Dunning,
Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Richard M. Nixon, William S. Paley, Eric Sevareid, Orson Welles, Goodman Ace, Mel Allen, Eve Arden, Red Barber, Edgar Bergen, Bing Crosby, Joe DiMaggio, Douglas Edwards, Arthur Godfrey, Ted Husing, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Osgood, Andy Rooney, Red Skelton, Casey Stengel, Marie Wilson, The Andrews Sisters, Fred W. Friendly, Benny Goodman, Edward R. Murrow, Frank Sinatra and Robert Trout.
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