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Eisenhower Farewell Address

1961-01-17

This is President Dwight D Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation in advance of John F Kennedy's inauguration three days later.

Kennedy Inauguration

1961-01-20

John F Kennedy's inaugural address.

Berlin Divided by Wall

1961-08-13

This CBS news report describes the state of East Berlin on the morning after the Wall went up.

John Glenn Flight

1962-02-20

This short clip includes coverage of the historic flight of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth.

Kennedy Assassination

1963-11-22

Continuous coverage of the assassination from KLIF radio in Dallas.

Alaska Earthquake

1964-03-28

An ABC Special Report on the devastating earthquake that hit Alaska in 1964.

Apollo Fire

1967-01-27

Coverage of the fire on the Apollo launchpad that killed three astronauts in January 1967.

Martin Luther King The Aftermath

1968-04-05

A CBS Special Report broadcast on the day after Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis.

Robert F Kennedy Assassination

1968-06-05

Continuous early coverage of the hour following the shooting of Senator Robert F Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

1969-07-20

CBS Radio coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20 July 1969.