CBS NEWS EXTRA: BACK FROM THE BAY OF PIGS (TV)

Summary

This CBS News special covers the return of the Cuban exiles who were rescued in the Bay of Pigs operation. This program, hosted by Douglas Edwards, documents the arrival of the exiles in Miami after being released from Cuban prisons. First, Edwards discusses the mood of the scene as the released prisoners file off the bus into the waiting arms of family and friends. Next, reporter Charles Kuralt interviews one of the exiles about how they were treated while incarcerated. Then, reporter Ralph Rennick speaks with another of the exiles about how he feels to be free and among his family. Next, reporter Dan Rather describes the scene as ex-prisoners walk from the bus into the arena for their homecomings. Finally, Edwards discusses the events that led up to the Bay of Pigs and questions that still must be answered now that the prisoners have returned home. Includes commercials.

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

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: December 23, 1962 Sunday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:48
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0548
  • GENRE: News
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Bay of Pigs
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1962
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Metropolitan Life Insurance company

CREDITS

    • Don Hewitt … Executive Producer
    • William B. Crawford … Producer
    • Alice Weel … Producer
    • Robert Wussler … Producer, In Miami
    • Art Kane … Producer, In Miami
    • Robert Vitarelli … Director
    • Ted Marvel … Director
    • Douglas Edwards … Host, Reporter
    • Charles Kuralt … Reporter
    • Dan Rather … Reporter
    • Ralph Rennick … Reporter