Voice clips from March 1962 newsmakers

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(1) Pilot Francis Gary Powers, answers questions from reporters after appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee (3/6). (2) Sen. Leverett Saltonstall (R-MA) comments on Powers' testimony (3/6). (3) Rep. Carl Vinson (D-GA), chairman of the House Armed Services. Committee, tells reporters that CIA experts believe it was a surface-to-air missile that brought Powers down (3/6). (4) John Glenn gives a speech after a New York City parade in honor of his Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. He tells the crowd, "We feel that perhaps the efforts we're engaged in do really begin a new space era. My flight was but one step in this long progress." Vice-president Johnson and others also speak (3/1). (5) Astronaut Donald "Deke" Slayton expresses disappointment that a heart condition disqualifies him for the next orbital flight (3/16). (6) Carl N. Wathne, assistant administrator of Binghamton General Hospital, on the deaths of several babies from being fed a salt-laden formula (3/16). (7) Defense Secretary Robert McNamara remarks on the feasibility and costs of B-70 and RS-70 planes (3/16). (8) Rev. Hilly James Hargis, anti-communist radio and TV evangelist, remarks on disunity among conservative groups (3/21). (9) Francis T.P. Plimpton, a U.S. representative to the United Nations, speaking to the General Assembly’s 28-member Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (3/19).
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company. Group W
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Group W (Westinghouse Broadcasting Company) audio tapes
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Catalog Key: bcast-077043; Other: 0492-MMC

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