A special broadcast of the day's March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The program begins with background information on the march and its participants, including a map of the march route. Robert Pierpoint interviews Sen. Hugh Scott (R-Penn.) and Sen. John Stennis (D-Miss.); Stanley Levy reports on the failure of the AFL-CIO to endorse the march; and Marvin Kalb reports on the foreign reaction to this civil rights march. Next, Robert Pierpoint interviews Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.), and Stanley Levy interviews former Gov. Harold Stassen of Minnesota. Burt Lancaster addresses the marchers, Pierpoint interviews Sen. Holland of Florida, and Marvin Kalb speaks with Dick Gregory.

The formal program begins, opened by A. Philip Randolph, vice president of the AFL/CIO, with an invocation delivered by the Rev. Patrick O'Boyle, archbishop of Washington, D.C. First, Randolph introduces John Lewis (the national chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Walter Reuther, president of the United Automobile Workers of America, speaks, followed by Floyd McKissick, national chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

Following a performance by the Eva Jessye Choir, the following individuals speak: Rabbi Uri Miller, president of the Synagogue Councils of America; Whitney M. Young, Jr., executive director of the National Urban League; Matthew Harman of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice; and Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), begins to speak. Continues with T77:0167.


  • DATE: August 28, 1963 Wednesdasy 1:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:55:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T77:0163
  • GENRE: News
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - News/Talk
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1963


    • Leslie Midgley … Executive Producer
    • William B. Crawford … Producer
    • Norman Gorin … Director
    • Roger Mudd … Reporter
    • Dave Dugan … Reporter
    • Hughes Rudd … Reporter
    • Robert Pierpoint … Reporter
    • Stanley Levy … Reporter
    • Marvin Kalb … Reporter
    • Paul Niven … Reporter
    • Dick Gregory
    • Matthew Harman
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Burt Lancaster
    • Floyd McKissick
    • Uri Miller
    • Patrick O'Boyle
    • Claiborne Pell
    • A. Philip Randolph
    • Walter Reuther
    • Hugh Scott
    • John Stennis
    • Roy Wilkins
    • Whitney Young
    • Eva Jessye
    • John Lewis