Walter Cronkite - Dramatic Highlights Of The 1956 Democratic And Republican National Conventions mp3 album
From the record labels: Side A: Westinghouse and your Westinghouse Dealer present Dramatic Highlights of the Democratic National Convention August 13-18, 1956, Chicago, Illinois
Dramatic Highlights Of The 1956 Democratic And Republican National Conventions. Caution! All audio materials of Walter Cronkite are presented solely for information.
Starting in 1952 Cronkite also served as the anchor for the CBS coverage of the Democratic and Republican national presidential conventions. With the exception of the 1964 Democratic convention, he continued this role until his retirement in 1981.
Although it was widely reported that the term "anchor" was coined to describe Cronkite's role at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, marking the first nationally televised convention coverage, other news presenters bore the title before him. Cronkite anchored the network's coverage of the 1952 presidential election as well as later conventions . Another of his network assignments was The Morning Show, CBS' short-lived challenge to NBC's Today in 1954. His on-air duties included interviewing guests and chatting with a lion puppet named Charlemane about the news. He considered this discourse with a puppet as "one of the highlights" of the show.
Cronkite - born in Missouri but raised in Texas - got his training as a journalist with the United Press wire service. He had had other jobs before it, with small newspapers and small radio stations. His reports on the 1952 Democratic and Republican conventions were masterpieces of analysis, suspense, and story-telling. It’s interesting about the camera. By the time the 1956 conventions began, Cronkite was as well-known as the men he was covering. His early fame got a huge boost from a popular program peculiar to the early days of television: YOU ARE THERE.
Walter Cronkite and the legend of CBS News. To beat the competition during the 1952 Republican National Convention, Cronkite and the news director, Sig Mickelson, bugged the room where the Party’s credentials committee met, then gave on-air reports based on what they overheard. Brinkley thinks that this helped secure the nomination for Eisenhower, who happened to be a close friend of Paley’s-though the claim is a stretch, and that does not seem to have been Cronkite’s intention. Cronkite turned dove, and the hawk Johnson lost his talons. Few journalists thought that Cronkite’s skepticism about the war was a big deal. In 1968, you did not need an anchorman to know which way the wind blew.
Convention history is dotted with dramatic, even farcical, events that have changed the course of politics. CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite pinned down Ford, asking whether he and Reagan were considering a co-presidency. Ford didn’t shoot down the rumors and, as the interview progressed, displayed a deep knowledge of the constitutional complications that such an arrangement would produce. Allies of the two men were meeting to discuss the terms of such a deal. If the 2016 GOP convention-with all of the passions surrounding the impending nomination of Donald Trump-winds up being a by-the-numbers infomercial, maybe it’s time to give up on conventions and take a lesson from the Democratic Party in 1872.
Republican National Conventions through the years. Sarah Palin and her daughter Piper Palin stand on stage with members of the Palin family during the Republican National Convention on September 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minn. 2008 Republican National Convention.
On April 16, 1962, Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the CBS's nightly feature newscast, tentatively re-named Walter Cronkite with the News, but later the CBS Evening News on September 2, 1963, when the show was expanded from 15 to 30 minutes, making Cronkite the anchor of American network television's first nightly half-hour news program.
|A||Democratic National Convention|
|B||Republican National Convention|
- Narrator [Narrated By] – Walter Cronkite
- Voice – Adlai Stevenson, Albert Gore , Arthur Langlie, Dwight D. Eisenhower*, Eleanor Roosevelt, Estes Kefauver, Frank Clement, Harry Truman*, Herbert Hoover, Joseph Martin*, Richard Nixon, Sam Rayburn, Thomas Dewey*
NotesFrom the record sleeve:
"Dramatic Highlights of the 1956 Democratic and Republican National Convention Presented with the compliments of The Westinghouse Electric Corporation and your Westinghouse Dealer." Other online images suggest that the "compliments of" was tailored for various corporations, but the Westinghouse Dealer credit remained constant.
"Limited Exclusive Edition" "Not To Be Sold"
"Narrated by CBS Commentator Walter Cronkite"
"Your Personal Record of the Voices That Made The News"
From the record labels:
Side A: Westinghouse and your Westinghouse Dealer present Dramatic Highlights of the Democratic National Convention
August 13-18, 1956 / Chicago, Illinois
Side B: Westinghouse and your Westinghouse Dealer present Dramatic Highlights of the Republican National Convention
August 20-23, 1956 / San Francisco, Cal.
Both Sides: Narrated by CBS Commentator Walter Cronkite / 33 1/3 RPM Long Playing / A Columbia Transcriptions Production
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (A-side label): ZTV 25404
- Matrix / Runout (B-side label): ZTV 25405
- Matrix / Runout (A-side deadwax, stamped): ZTV25404-1A
- Matrix / Runout (B-side deadwax, stamped): ZTV25405-1B