"Washington Report" 1961 Year End Show
"Washington Report" year-end show 1961, with reporters Jim Snyder, Sid Davis, Ann M. Corrick and Jerry Landry. John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President of the United States; tensions between the USSR and the United States increased during the year over issues of nuclear testing, disarmament and Germany; JFK announced that the Soviet Union had freed the two surviving crewmen of a reconnaissance plane shot down by Soviet flyers; United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld was killed in an air crash, precipitating a crisis at the UN; the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba began and quickly failed; construction of the Berlin Wall restricted movement between East Berlin and West Berlin; the Soviet Union continued Nuclear weapons testing, eventually detonating a 58-megaton yield hydrogen bomb; JFK gives a speech on the Berlin crisis, warning "we will not be driven out of Berlin;" the United Nations General Assembly elects U Thant to the position of acting Secretary-General; Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara urged Americans to build fallout shelters in case of nuclear attack; Freedom Riders tested the U.S. Supreme Court integration decision; the 89th Congress debated JFK's "New Frontier" proposals, especially Medicare; the Peace Corps was established; Sam Rayburn (D-TX), long-term Speaker of the House of Representatives, died; Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth, cosmonaut Gherman Titov became the second; Alan Shepard became the first American in space, "Gus" Grissom became the second, both sub-orbital; America gained superiority in satellite technology; In Israel, Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death.
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Group W
Special events radio coverage
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Catalog Key: bcast-076895; Other: 0492-MMC
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