Highlights include, the Middle East crisis continues, British and French demands rejected by Egypt, Nasser says he will fight to the end and claims Sinai campaign almost over, the question of strained feelings between Anglo-French and USA.
John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the 35th president of the United States. Live coverage from CBS and NBC news. Vice-President Lyndon Johnson is also sworn in. Poet Robert Frost recites a poem. NBC coverage from Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, Edwin Newman, and Ray Shearer. CBS coverage by Walter Cronkite and Nancy Hodgeman.
JFK inaugural, Benediction,, Lyndon Baines Johnson is sworn in, Poem by Robert Frost, President elect John F. Kennedy is sworn in who states that this is not a victory party but a celebration."
Note: President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference to be carried live on radio and television.
Marilyn Monroe, her life and death, with reactions from Bernard Frazella in Paris, Ken Bernstein in Buenos Aires, Irving R. Levine in Rome, Cecil Brown in Tokyo, Roy Neal in Hollywood, Director George Cukor, L.A. County's coroner Theodore Kurphy, Life Magazine associate editor Richard Merrimen (interviewed by Frank McGee on the day of Monroe's death Aug. 5th), Photographer Milton Greene, Author Pete Martin, Ray Shearer and psychologist Dr. Cornelia B. Wilbur. In addition, there are comments from Marilyn Monroe who speaks lovingly about her passion for the silver screen. This radio documentary report was broadcast three days after Marilyn Monroe's death. Leon Pearson hosts and narrates.
October 29th, 1956-July 31st, 1970.
The Huntley-Brinkley report replaced the Camel News Caravan with John Cameron Swayze on October 29th, 1956. Originally a fifteen-minute news broadcast it was expanded to a half-hour on September 9th, 1963, a week after the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite expanded to a half-hour. Chet Huntley was in New York City and David Brinkley was in Washington, DC.
What goes into making a TV news show? Chet Huntley and David Brinkley are on hand to guide viewers behind the scenes. They explain the techniques of coordinating communications-satellite pictures, transatlantic cable film, and taped and filmed reports flown in by plane. The two also preview some of the features of their daily half-hour news show which debuts tomorrow.
Ray Shearer is the host.
President Johnson reports on his Honolulu conference with General William Westmoreland and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Cao Ky. He arrives in Los Angeles, California to opposition protest approving of the Vietnam war and is greeted by vice president Hubert Humphrey.
Bill Stout, Harry Reasoner, Walter Cronkite, and Marvin Kalb report for CBS news. Herbert Kaplow and Ray Shearer report for NBC. In a round table discussion, President Johnson meets with members of the press for a discussion about the war, and the present USA status.