September 1957-September 28th, 1962 (CBS)
Popular daytime court drama originally hosted by Jim McKay who was replaced in July 1960 by Bill Stout. In the summer of 1958, The Verdict Is Yours was seen in prime-time on CBS. In June 1962, Bill Stout was replaced as host by CBS sportscaster Jack Whitaker.
Real-life attorneys portrayed the Attorneys and judges while professional actors played the witnesses and litigants. Jurors were selected from the studio audience.
40-year-old James Earl Ray is identified as the assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Eric Sevareid reports. An extensive report on the details regarding the shooting by Mike Wallace and Bill Stout.
Nixon predicts Robert Kennedy will run against him
Communist nations seek their own communist ID's not relegated to duplicating the USSR.
Robert Kennedy campaigns in California, Roger Mudd reports.
Also, an excerpt of NBC News: Report on the North Korean crisis and "Pueblo." Report from the American crewmembers disparaging the US.
Harry Reasoner anchors this live special report on the day of the Robert F. Kennedy shooting. John Hart reports with the latest bulletins. Bill Stout updates his report on the accused gunman. President Lyndon B. Johnson talks to the American people from the White House. There is an audio recording of a 90 sec. segment from L.A. Mutual News Reporter Andrew West, as he reported the shooting as it actually happened earlier in the day. There are medical reports given to the press at a brief press conference. Presidential candidate Sen. Eugene McCarthy comments as does non-violent black leader Charles Evers. Heard are press conference reports on the background of accused shootist Sirhan Sirhan and the weapon used. Dan Rather reports from Washington D.C. Conn. Sen. Thomas Dodd comments on his Gun Control Bill. Rev. Ralph Abernathy and Jose Williams comment. CBS News correspondent Daniel Schorr interviews Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., who reads letters she sent to Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy. Harry Reasoner discusses the nature of the head wound suffered by Kennedy with CBS science editor Earl Ubell and Surgeon Dr. J. Lawrence Pool. Roger Mudd is heard in a 1967 interview with Robert Kennedy. Terry Drinkwater reports on Jacqueline Onassis' arrival in L.A. at Good Samaritin Hospital. Robert Kennedy's speech in Indianapolis after the death of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is replayed. From Boston's WHDH studio, Psychiatrist Dr. John P. Speigal discusses acts of violence in America. In Washington D.C., Eric Sevareid gives his impressions on the days events. Harry Reasoner summarizes and concludes the broadcast.
Richard Burton narrates the last six minutes of a film tribute to Robert F. Kennedy. From Chicago, Walter Cronkite anchors CBS News Coverage. Presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey is introduced at the Convention. His complete 50 min. acceptance speech is heard. From the floor, Mike Wallace gives his thoughts on the proceedings and the future of a splintered Democratic party. Dan Rather, John Hart, Bill Stout, Harry Reasoner, Eric Sevareid and Theodore White all editorialize their thoughts on the convention. Walter Cronkite adds his own reflections and wraps up the broadcast.
Topics: Sharon Tate and two others murdered, murder of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca not believed to be linked to Tate murder, Bill Stout reports. Robert Pierpoint reports from Nixon vacation headquarters.