CBS REPORTS: D-DAY PLUS 20 YEARS: EISENHOWER RETURNS TO NORMANDY, PTS. 1 & 2 (TV)

Summary

One in this series of irregularly scheduled in-depth reports. This special program, reported by Walter Cronkite, commemorates the twentieth anniversary of D-Day. The program opens with Cronkite and Dwight D. Eisenhower at Southwick House, Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force. Eisenhower recalls the strategy of the attack and discusses the choice of Normandy as the site. At the Royal Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Eisenhower re-enacts his journey on D-Day, and discusses Winston Churchill. At Normandy, Eisenhower reconstructs the attack on Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach, and discusses the landings. Credits and commercials deleted. Continues with T77:0031.

Cataloging of this program has been made possible by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: June 6, 1964 Saturday 8:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T77:0030
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: D-Day
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1959-
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

      Fred W. Friendly........ Executive Producer
    • Palmer Williams........ Producer
    • Herbert Mitgang........ Production (Misc.)
    • Walter Cronkite........ Reporter
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower........ Guest
    • Winston S. Churchill

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