CBS NEWS SPECIAL: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE UNITED STATES (TV)

Summary

This special program documents life in the United States on July 20, 1969, the day a person first set foot on the moon. Highlights include: a man in Birney, Montana, breaking in a mare; Vietnam veterans returning home, arriving at Travis Air Force Base in San Francisco; a montage of conversations from around the country; an immigrant family arriving from Romania; a black artist in Chicago painting a wall; people playing slot machines and participating in quick weddings in Las Vegas; a cheesecake factory; a potter throwing a dish; a family having breakfast; scenes from Newport, Rhode Island, prior to the opening of the Newport Folk Festival; coal miners working in Kentucky; a visit to an Air Force base in Omaha, Nebraska; a look at a commune being built in Taos, New Mexico; a discussion about the problems in American cities; attempts to save the life of a young girl in an understaffed New York City hospital; scenes of Hawaii; and Americans watching the moon landing. Commercials deleted.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by the CBS Foundation, 1998.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: September 8, 1970 Tuesday 9:15 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:45:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0012
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING:
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1970
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Perry Wolff … Producer, Writer
    • John Dullaghan … Associate Producer
    • Charles Kuralt … Reporter