The Republican convention opens tomorrow, Governor Rockefeller not satisfied with the Republican platform, will not accept the Vice Presidential offering, Ambassador Lodge thought of as a possible vice presidential candidate, Congo premier Patrice Lumumba arrives in New York for a UN meeting, Red Chinese delegation attacks the US in Cuba.
Highlights: Russia brings five-ton satellite-carrying live animals safely back to earth, Russia backs Lumumba in Congo, charges the US with aggression, pre-campaign topics, Truman and Kennedy makeup, Kennedy comments on polls expecting him to win the election.
Kenneth Banghart reporting.
John Wingate was a reporter and newscaster for WOR television and radio in New York City for over thirty years. He left the station in 1977.
Highlights: Rabblerouser Patrice Lumumba ousted from Congo premiership, Governor Earl Long dies in Louisiana, candidates Kennedy, Nixon, and Lodge campaign.
Highlights: Russians launch a rocket to Venus, Patrice Lumumba is believed to be killed in the Congo, Castro blames Kennedy for six million unemployment rates in the US, Labor secretary Arthur Goldberg inspects unemployment areas, Eichmann lawyer gets Israeli rules on legal procedures.