Highlights: Hawaii to become the 50th State, Hawaii and Washington jubilant, comment by its Governor William Quinn, Correspondent John Edwards reports.
Prime Minister McMillan and President Eisenhower to have a meeting at Camp David, Secretary of State Dulles is ill, Khrushchev flies back to Russia after East Germany visit, more on labor racketeering in government work investigated by Senate racket investigative committee. Senator John McClellan and Robert Kennedy accuse witness Joey Glimco of being "yellow." He takes the 5th multiple times.
Host: John Daly
Topics: Crisis at the summit, Khrushchev may torpedo talks, Khrushchev withdraws the Eisenhower invitation to visit Russia, demands punishment for U-2, suggests a six-month postponement till after the US elections in November, a report on the Oregon Democratic primary, Morse vs. Kennedy.
March 26, 1962--January 29, 1965
Ron Cochran, previous with WCBS News for seven years, became anchor of ABC News Evening Report on March 26, 1962.
President Kennedy talks to West Point graduates on Military might, us considers sending troops to Laos, A special report from Al Mann in Los Angeles, Richard Nixon on the political comeback trail leads in the California Primary, assured the GOP nomination for Governor of California, Governor Pat Brown comments on the forthcoming campaign, Bridget Bardot's marriage is breaking up, reminiscing on the 18th anniversary of Normandy Beach. An interview with Sam Karpa, a World War !! veteran involved in the D-Day landing. The veteran recalls the 1944 landing and strafing error by US planes. A special report from John Scully in Washington, D.C.
The Russians orbit a spaceman, Cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev, possibility of a long space flight, Dr. Robert Soblen still in a British prison, youths charged with "glue sniffing," the Russians accuse the West with provocative actions on the Berlin Wall, Bill Lawrence reports.
US ships are ready to intercept oncoming Soviet ships to Cuba, the OAS backs US action, the Soviets say the US action is a step toward nuclear war, Castro charges the US "act of war" Khrushchev believed to give "go-through" order on his ship, a war-time atmosphere in Washington, DC.
Topics: The US intercepts a Soviet ship and lets it pass on to Cuba with its oil cargo, UN negotiations underway with face-saving suggestions by Soviets and the US, anti-US demonstrations throughout the world including Harvard University, the Chinese Reds press further into India, a new report- a dozen Russian ships turn back.
Topics: thirteen Soviet vessels steam for Cuba, President Kennedy cancels a trip to Brazil, the White House wants the complete elimination of missile bases in Cuba, its believed there is no Russian blockade of Berlin.
Khrushchev says President Kennedy took reasonable steps in avoiding an incident with Soviet ships, Khrushchev tells President Kennedy he will withdraw offensive weapons from Cuba if the US withdraws its rockets from Turkey, Khrushchev calls for US negotiations, the UN to visit Turkey and Cuba.
Cuban crisis: President Kennedy sends a letter to Khrushchev stating that Soviets must remove offensive weapons from Cuba under US auspices, the US will then remove the naval blockade,
confusion on diplomatic letter from Moscow to the US a possible diplomatic flip-flop, a cause for optimism is evident in the crisis.
Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, George Romney, and William Scranton run for Governor in their respective states of California, New York, Michigan, and Pennslyvania.
Highlights: Walter Cronkite talks to Governor-Elect Pat Brown, Harry Reasoner, CBS News, local NYC returns with Robert Trout (WCBS-TV), Howard K. Smith, and Lisa Howard reporting for ABC News.
Edwin Newman, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, and John Chancellor reporting for NBC News.
Governor William Scranton of Pennsylvania gives a victory speech.
President Kennedy in Costa Rica on what to do with Castro, retort from Radio Havana, the US tries to curb hit and run strikes by exiles against Cuba, French nuclear testing in the Sahara, Attorney General Robert Kennedy to investigate big-time crime in the US, Karl F. Rolvaag is elected Governor of Minnesota, will take office on March 25th.
John Profumo scandal in England; Stephen Ward, who introduced party girl Christine Keeler to cabinet minister Profumo, arrested;
Lena Horne and Dick Gregory to lead Negro protests in Alabama; Violence in the South (Lexington) in Algeria; Ben Bella will aide Africans with Angolan rebels; Possible female cosmonaut in Russia.
An ABC special report on President Kennedy's first day trip thru Cologne, Germany, and his reception by high-government officials are reported. Additional commentary by Ron Cochran, William H. Lawrence, and Louis Cloffi.
Anchor: Richard Bate.
Howard Cosell interviews Duke Snider, who talks about his career when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and currently for the New York Mets. He discusses tomorrow's "Duke Snider Day" at the Polo Grounds.
Jack Ruby trial verdict with comments from man-on-the-street, Malcolm X claims he will work for civil rights, Martin Luther King disputes Malcolm X's violence, a Vietnam war protest in New York City, Jimmy Hoffa wants a new trial.
Bill Beutel reports.
The half-sister of Malcolm X (Ella Little-Collins) comments and takes over his group, the Black Nationalists Howard Cosell interviews hockey player Maurice (The Rocket) Richard who become the first player in National Hockey League history to score 50 goals in a season (1944-1945) remarkably playing in only 50 games that season.
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1944-1945 Montreal Canadians 50 50
The Soviet spacewalk. The US prepares for space trip in the Gemini space capsule, astronauts John Young and Virgil Grissom will be aboard, civil rights march to begin on Sunday, George Wallace in protest, a report from Vietnam and US prisoners of war,