Group W Presents the First Fifty Years of Radio: Historical montage of sound recordings, 1920-1970. Released in 1970. Tape recordings made from phonograph discs.

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Conclusion. Jack Bogut discusses how radio met challenge of television by exploiting its own unique characteristics and developing the vignette formula and instant news coverage. Television impact on radio. Pat Weaver, Sid Davis, Garry Moore, Rod MacLeish. Recordings include report of President John F. Kennedy death, sent from phone booth in a Dallas hospital; bulletin on assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; actual recording of assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, swearing-in of Lyndon Johnson, messages from space capsules during missions, commercials / spots, interviews and "bloopers."
Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) audio tapes
Special Collections and University Archives
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00:25:24 hh:mm:ss; 1/4" open reel tape
Group W (the Westinghouse Broadcasting Co.) audio tapes
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:730324; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/43028; Catalog Key: LAB au rl orig 984; Filename: bcast-064013

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