"Washington Report" 1962 Year End Show
"Washington Report" year-end show 1962, with reporters Jim Snyder and Sid Davis. Cold War tensions increase in Berlin, Southeast Asis and, in particular, Cuba. The Soviet Union agreed to send nuclear missiles to Cuba; American spy planes photographed missile silos in Cuba; JFK announced their existence in a television address and a naval blockade around Cuba; after several tense days, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announced the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth (3 times) in February, followed by Scott Carpenter (3 times) in May, and Walter Schirra (7 times) in October. In August, the Soviet Union launched two manned capsules into orbit: Vostok 3 (64 times) and Vostok 4 (48 times). AT&T's Telstar, the world's first commercial communications satellite, was launched into orbit and, later, relayed the first live trans-Atlantic television signal. NASA's Mariner 2 space probe passed by Venus, becoming the first spacecraft to transmit data from another planet.
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Group W
Special events radio coverage
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- Physical Description
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
- Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: bcast-076896; Other: 0492-MMC
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