Posts Tagged 'Walter Cronkite'

CBS Will Stream 4 Days Of Its 1963 Live JFK Coverage

1963dallasThis week marks 50 years since President Kennedy was assassinated. According to TheVerge, CBS News.com will stream their original programming from 1963. The stream will start at 12:40 PM (Central Time, 1:40 PM Eastern) on Friday, November 22, the exact time it was originally broadcast 50 years ago, and will continue for four days.

The stream will be HERE

Read TheVerge article HERE

For even more, scans of St.Louis newspapers from that weekend are posted HERE.

Major Media – NY Times Has 7 Errors In 1 Article

In their corrections, The NY Times admits to 7 individual factual errors in one article on the career of Walter Cronkite. Most incredible is that two of the errors are the wrong dates being given for two major events – the moon landing and MLK’s assassination – those could have been easily checked.

The corrections are –crayon-sm

An appraisal on Saturday about Walter Cronkite’s career included a number of errors. In some copies, it misstated the date that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed and referred incorrectly to Mr. Cronkite’s coverage of D-Day. Dr. King was killed on April 4, 1968, not April 30. Mr. Cronkite covered the D-Day landing from a warplane; he did not storm the beaches. In addition, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, not July 26. “The CBS Evening News” overtook “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” on NBC in the ratings during the 1967-68 television season, not after Chet Huntley retired in 1970. A communications satellite used to relay correspondents’ reports from around the world was Telstar, not Telestar. Howard K. Smith was not one of the CBS correspondents Mr. Cronkite would turn to for reports from the field after he became anchor of “The CBS Evening News” in 1962; he left CBS before Mr. Cronkite was the anchor. Because of an editing error, the appraisal also misstated the name of the news agency for which Mr. Cronkite was Moscow bureau chief after World War II. At that time it was United Press, not United Press International.


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