World Today is a radio news program broadcast over the Mutual Broadcasting System and hosted by Tony Marvin.
The top news stories of 1962. Space: John Glenn orbits the earth three times, Scott Carpenter also orbits the Earth three times, the Russians orbit two spacemen Nikolayev and Popovich, the US's Walter Schirra orbits the earth six times, the Mariner 11 spacecraft passes near Venus. a comment by Dr. Willy Ley, the US to resume nuclear testing, the Soviets propose a nuclear test ban, "Der Spiegel affair" in West Germany, German politics, British politics, Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton affair, comment by Fisher, he denies rumors of a breakup, comments by man-in-the-street, racial crisis in Oxford, Mississippi, Governor Barnett denies the registration of James Meredith, President Kennedy says he will send troops, two die in suceeding riots, a hospital error results in several baby deaths, doctors strike in Canada, thialiminide deformities in newborn babies, Adolf Eichmann, Robert Soblen, Fritz Kreisler, Charles Laughton, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Monroe, and Eleanor Roosevelt all died in 1962, comments by Isaac Stern on Kreisler, Marilyn Monroe talks about acting, Boxing deaths Benny (Kid) Paret dies from injuries he suffered in his fight against Emile Griffith in Madison Square Garden in New York City, Sonny Liston wins the heavyweight boxing crown defeating Floyd Patterson in a first round knockout, John Steinbeck wins the Nobel Prize, a comment on Hollywood films.
Host: Tony Marvin.