Voice cuts, Reel #12-62
(1) AT&T chairman Fred Kappel and vice-president Lyndon Johnson speaking on the first phone call ever routed through Telstar, a commercial satellite (7/10). (2) Audio from the first satellite-transmitted video, a picture of an American flag waving in Andover, Maine while the “Star Spangled Banner” played. (7/10). (3) Sid Davis interviews Claude Blair, vice-president, and director of AT&T’s space communications program, after the Telstar satellite was successfully launched into orbit but before the first transmission (7/10). (4) George Meany, speaking at the world congress of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions in Berlin, remarks that communists should tear down the wall dividing East and West Berlin (7/10). (5) Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) argues that the cost of Telstar “will be paid for by the taxpayers and domestic telephone users;” answers questions from reporters (7/11). (6) Secretary of State Dean Rusk on Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and “his so-called Peace Conference in Moscow.” (7/12). (7) Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara announces plans to reduce the flow of U.S. gold dollars overseas without cutting U.S. fighting power abroad (7/16). (8) President Kennedy on the defeat in the Senate of the Medical Care for the Aged bill. (7/17).
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Group W
Special events radio coverage
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sound tape reel
A guide to the full collection of Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) audio tapes is available in our archival collections: https://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/43884
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Catalog Key: bcast-077682; Other: 0492-MMC
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