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.
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.
Bill Beutel, Bruce Morrow and Scott Muni review the Beatles craze in this special.
Along with studio evaluations as to why the Beatles craze is so escalated, there are on site location recordings prior to the Beatles Forest Hills concert...on location recordings during the making of HARD DAY'S NIGHT, many interviews with the Beatles, reactions from Beatle fans, and Press conferences with the fabulous fore-some. Two complete Beatle songs are played.
Included in this air check is one complete Pepsi Cola commercial who sponsored this program.
Election night returns. Lyndon Johnson wins an overwhelming victory over challenger Barry Goldwater and is re-elected President of the United States. Goldwater manages to capture only 52 of the electoral votes. Live coverage from all three networks and radio. Robert Kennedy defeats Kenneth Keating for the Senate seat from New York. Kennedy comments on the other races.
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 news with Bill Beutel following the Academy Awards broadcast. President Johnson will address the nation this week on Vietnam, Vietnam bombings, a report on a New York City negro ghetto, newspaper strike talk.
Joseph Cotten narrates and the Kingston Trio, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Gordon MacRae perform a musical profile of John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family. The emphasis is on the lesser known aspects of the JFK youth. Introduced by ABC's Bill Beutel with a prologue by N.Y. State Senator Jacob Javits. Music and lyrics by Allan Jay Friedman and Paul Francis Webster.
A year-end review discussion for 1966. Comments from Edward P. Morgan and Lou Chaffe. Other reporters include Bill Beutel, Sam Jaffe, Ray Maloney, Bill Lawrence, George Watson, John Scully, and from his home, Howard K. Smith. Also included a talk on Vietnam.
From the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, bandleader Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians usher in the year 1968. Includes live coverage of the ball drop from Times Square in New York City with Bill Beutel reporting. Guy introduces his brother Carmen and his big instrumental "Boo Hoo." Also featuring solos by Lombardo's brother-in-law, Kenny Gardner, and special guest star singer Margaret Whiting.
Some commercials are included.