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#13653: CBS EVENING NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE, THE
1962-05-11, CBS, min.
Walter Cronkite, Thomas Dodd

April 16th, 1962 - March 6, 1981

On April 16th, 1962, Walter Cronkite made his debut as the anchor of the CBS Evening News replacing Douglas Edwards. He was not only the anchorman for the network newscast, but also served as its "managing editor." the dual position gave him considerable latitude in the selection, timing and arrangement of the day's news stories. It was during  Cronkite's early says at anchor that the nightly broadcasts expanded from fifteen to thirty minutes. The first half-hour show aired September 2, 1963, a week ahead of NBC's Huntley-Brinkley first expanded newscast and featured a special interview with President John F. Kennedy.

Color broadcasts of the evening news began early in 1966, about two months after NBC's. During this year most Network television transitioned from Black And White to Color.  

From the late 1960's until his retirement in 1977, Eric Sevareid commentated on The CBS Evening News. 

Communist push deepens into Laos, the Senate led by Senator Thomas Dodd investigates sex and violence in TV programs such as the CBS drama, "Route 66," stock market reversal for the sixth day in a row, future planetary vehicles discussed by space expert.                                        
#13807: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"SHOULD THE US GET TOUGH WITH CUBA?"
1962-09-30, WNEW, min.
David Susskind, Thomas Dodd, Clifford Case

October 14, 1958 - August 13, 1961
OPEN END with David Susskind: (WNTA Channel 13 Television)

September 10, 1961-May 5, 1963
OPEN END with David Susskind (WNEW Channel 5 Television)

June 9, 1963 last show of the season broadcast on WPIX TV.

October 13, 1963-September 18, 1966
OPEN END with David Susskind (WPIX Channel 11 Television)

October 2, 1966-September, 1986
DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (SYNDICATED, PBS, and COMMERCIAL STATIONS, including WNEW, New York). 
            
Open End with David Susskind was a break through talk show which literally had no time limit. The show ended when host, moderator David Susskind, felt all conversation points were discussed. Some of these marathon telecasts lasted over four hours! Jean Kennedy was the producer during the 28 year run of the series.

The series premiered and aired on WNTA Channel 13 in New York for three years, an independent broadcast station, before it would become a Public Broadcast Station in 1962. A myriad of talk show guests, famous, infamous and unknown, found a forum on OPEN END. Subjects varied focusing on usually one topic...show business, politics, the economy, sex, education, crime, etc. Typically, many guests would discuss a subject sitting around a large table with David Susskind moderating, leading his guests with baited questions. On occasion a solo guest would highlight the show.

For the first three years, of its 28 year existence as a regular series, WNTA TV was home to OPEN END which originally began its broadcasts on Tuesday nights, switching on January 18, 1959 to Sunday nights...a future Sunday evening time slot of the week where it would remain until 1986, for the rest of its run.

After broadcasting with a two hour truncated format on WNEW form September 10, 1961 to May 5, 1963 a falling out and rift occurred between Susskind and WNEW management centered on WNEW's reluctance to air discussions regarding race relations in America. WPIX reacted with interest in bringing OPEN END to their flagship New York channel. For the last OPEN END show of the 1962-1963 season WPIX  TOOK LAST MINUTE EMERGENCY MEASURES TO CLEAR TWO HOURS ON SUNDAY NIGHT  June 9, 1963, featuring solo guest Dr. Martin Luther KIng, pre-empting regular scheduled programming (6:30-8:30 pm).

Open End was later cut by WPIX to one hour time slot. David Susskind not satisfied with the shortened format reconnected with WNEW where he returned to a two hour format with a changed  program name. 
THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW  had its return premiere on WNEW TV October 2, 1966. 
 
The David Susskind Show also found syndication across the country and each market would run the program at different times at their own discretion. 

Most all of the telecasts were recorded on video tape, 2" quadruplex. Most shows were kept for a year or two like THE MOVIE MAKERS broadcast which was re-run on August 6, 1961 almost a year after it was first telecast on October 2, 1960. By this time the show was no longer without a time limit. It ran for a finite three hours long. Thus the re-run of the MOVIE MAKERS had some footage deleted from its original run which aired for over three and half hours, including commercials. 

The re-run of "THE MOVIE MAKERS" was the next to last broadcast telecast on WNTA channel 13. On September 10, 1961 the show moved to WNEW Channel 5 METROMEDIA in New York.

Sadly, most all of OPEN END broadcasts (1958-1966), later re titled THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (1966-1986), were wiped erased, destroyed, discarded...whereabouts unknown, representing most shows produced and telecast during the late 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's.   Only a handful of OPEN END / DAVID SUSSKIND  shows are known to survive from 1958 thru 1969. Hundreds of programs survive representing the middle 1970's thru 1986. 

                
Open End with David Susskind was a unique break through talk with no time limit, rare during any time in television broadcast history, and never to be replicated in the future of television broadcasting after 1960. 

On occasion only one guest would be profiled. Mostly shows were comprised of many individuals discussing one topic which  included race relations, the draft, organized crime, the Hollywood scene, the politics of the times, sex-change operations, divorce, clairvoyants, psychoanalysis, prostitution, etc.


NOTE: This March 15, 1959 show is the second oldest known program, surviving in any broadcast form, to be extant. 

The video tape of this original broadcast would be used again for a repeat TV broadcast on Sunday, September 20, 1959. Then it would be erased. 

The oldest surviving archived remnant is a December 23,1958 kinescope 20 minute segment of a broadcast titled "Method or Madness?" The topic, "method acting" with guests Michael Benthal, Ben Gazarra,  Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Lawrence Harvey, Jule Styne , and Patricia Neal.

Tonight's Topic: Should the US get tough with Cuba? Participants include Senator Thomas Dodd, (Democrat, Connecticut), and Senator Clifford Case, (New Jersey).
The discussion includes the current Soviet military buildup in Cuba, a possible US blockade around Cuba, the risk of World War 111.

Host: David Susskind. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
#14370: WORLD TODAY
1963-12-11, WOR, min.
Thomas Dodd, Tony Marvin, Kenneth Keating, John F. Kennedy, Jr.

World Today is a radio news program broadcast over the Mutual Broadcasting System and hosted by Tony Marvin. 

A retrospective on John F. Kennedy, Jr. Tributes from New York Senator Kenneth Keating and Connecticut Senator Thomas Dodd.

Host: Tony Marvin. 

                                                                                                                                                           
#14658: CBS NEWS WITH WALTER CRONKITE, THE
1964-10-27, CBS, 11 min.
Walter Cronkite, John Glenn, Thomas Dodd, Barry Goldwater, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King

Bomber crashes in California, Goldwater launches bitter campaign in Tennessee, President Johnson in Boston comments on Russian leadership tactics and goals, John Glenn receives a promotion to Colonel by President Johnson, Senator Thomas Dodd says television violence may cause juvenile crime, voter registration drive in Los Angeles conducted by Martin Luther King.                                        
#769: CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT: THE SHOOTING OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY
1968-06-05, WCBS, 56 min.
Sirhan Sirhan, Terry Drinkwater, Harry Reasoner, Jose Williams, Dan Rather, John P. Speigal, Thomas Dodd, Charles Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Eugene McCarthy, Coretta Scott King, Daniel Schorr, Bill Stout, Jacqueline Onassis, Eric Sevareid, Earl Ubell, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ralph Abernathy, John Hart, Robert F. Kennedy, J. Lawrence Pool

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.
#16275A: NEWS,THE
1969-12-23, , min.
Thomas Dodd

Congress adjourns. Senator Thomas Dodd who was censured for using $100,000 in political funds for personal reasons, is not charged by the Justice Department.          
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