CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT {CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS} (TV)

Summary

This special report covers the day's developments in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Walter Cronkite reviews the situation and continues with a report on United Nations Secretary General U Thant's moratorium proposal. U.N. proceedings are highlighted, featuring U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Adlai Stevenson and his confrontation with Soviet U.N. Ambassador Zorin on the Soviet Union's involvement in the Cuban missile sites. Additionally, Assistant Secretary of Defense Arthur Sylvester discusses the blockade of Cuba. Also featured is a clip of President John F. Kennedy's speech on October 22, 1962. Finally, reporter David Schoenbrun analyzes the situation as a Soviet challenge rather than a Cuban crisis.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: October 25, 1962 Thursday 11:15 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:35:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T77:0497
  • GENRE: News
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1962
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CREDITS

    • Don Hewitt … Executive Producer, Director
    • William B. Crawford … Producer
    • Alice Weel … Producer
    • Walter Cronkite … Commentator
    • David Schoenbrun … Reporter
    • Marvin Kalb … Reporter
    • Von Fremd, Charles … Reporter
    • George Herman … Reporter
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Adlai Stevenson
    • U Thant