CBS TELEVISION SPECIAL REPORT: SPUTNIK 1 (TV)

Summary

A special report on the Soviet Union's successful launching of Sputnik 1, the "first man-made satellite." Douglas Edwards describes the satellite, noting it is 560 miles out in space and travelling at 18,000 mph. Coverage includes Richard C. Hottelet talking with astronomer Dr. Kenneth Franklin of the Hayden Planetarium, Edwards commenting on the lack of scientific exchange between Russia and the U.S., Hottelet talking with Dr. Franklyn Branley about the "American Vanguard" space project, Daniel Schorr from Moscow with reaction there and Alexander Kendrick reporting on European reaction. Howard K. Smith comments on Washington's reaction to this event.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: October 6, 1957 Sunday 6:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:25
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T78:0582
  • GENRE: News
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Sputnik 1
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1957
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CREDITS

    • Vernon Diamond … Director
    • Vince Walters … Director
    • John Sharnik … Writer
    • Leslie Midgley … Camera, Editor
    • Douglas Edwards … Reporter
    • Alexander Kendrick … Reporter
    • Howard K. Smith … Reporter
    • Richard C. Hottelet … Reporter
    • Daniel Schorr … Reporter
    • Franklyn Branley … Guest
    • Kenneth Franklin … Guest