The wedding of Lyndon Johnson's daughter, Linda Bird, the funeral of Cardinal Francis Spellman, a report on the first transplant of the human heart, anti-Vietnam war demonstrations continue.
Harry Reasoner reports.
Voices in The Headlines was an American news program broadcast on ABC radio featuring the top news stories of the day. It was hosted by long-time radio and television announcer Fred Foy.
Sounds of the news this week: Bandleader Paul Whiteman has died, Dr. Christian Bernard visis President Johnson's ranch.
Narrator: Fred Foy.
NOTE: Fred Foy, best known for his voicing the opening of THE LONE RANGER on radio joined the ABC TV announcing staff in New York in 1961. For ABC RADIO he narrated the award-winning news documentary, VOICES IN THE HEADLINES a 25-minute weekly wrap up of salient news events of the week with sound bites representing the news as it was recorded.
Hanoi in "peace feeler" attempt, comment by Dean Rusk, critics call for action by Robert Kennedy, 9,350 GI's killed in Vietnam last year, continuing draft protest, Benjamin Spock comments, comment by George Romney, Dr, Christian Bernard talks about heart transplants.
Host: Alexander Kendrick.
A press conference with Dr. Christian Bernard who performed the world's first heart transplant on 54-year-old dentist Louis Washkansky of South Africa. Washkansky lived for eighteen days before succumbing on December 21st, 1967. Mrs. Washkansky is interviewed. Bernard's second heart transplant was performed on January 2nd, 1968 at The Cape Of Good Hope in South Africa on 59-year-old dentist Philip Blaiberg. Blaiberg survived for 19 months and 15 days before finally succumbing to heart complications on August 17th, 1969.