Special show: Year end reports 1963
Year end report segments 1963 | Begins mid-sentence with report on Joseph Valachi, the first witness to come forward from the American Mafia, testifying during the McClellan hearings, investigating organized crime activities across the United States (Tom Bryson); the problem of unemployment as a result of increasing automation (Tom Bryson); the accomplishments of the fist-half of 88th Congress are summarized (Ann Corrick); an update on the space race, including Gordon Cooper's flight on Mercury-Atlas 9 and the launching of weather and telecommunications satellites (Sid Davis); details of President Kennedy's last day (from morning through the assassination to the swearing-in of Lyndon Johnson) and his subsequent funeral services (Sid Davis); the continuing effort to achieve racial integration in the United States including the murder of Medgar Evers, the burning of a church in Birmingham resulting in the death of four children, the March on Washington and the stalled Civil Rights Bill in Congress (Jim Snyder); a summary of the year in French politics and the role of Charles de Gaulle (Bernard Redmont); issues between the world's communist countries and the status of the Cold War are reviewed (Rod MacLeish); the Sheppton, PA mine disaster and rescue is detailed (Jerry Udwin); report on the sinking of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher killing all 129 crew and shipyard personnel aboard (Mark Gardner); and the Profumo scandal in Britain (Jim Anderson). Last few minutes seem to pick up sound from the other side of the original tape.
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Group W
Special events radio coverage
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