This is a rehearsal film, with outtakes, for "See It Now," a series of current events documentary programs, hosted by Edward R. Murrow. Murrow (off camera) states that a CBS film team went to Korea to "record twenty-four hours in the life of the 24th" (the 24th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army now fighting in the war in Korea). Highlights of Murrow's narration include coverage of the following events in the life of the 24th: a colonel recalls the early fighting of August 1950; replacements are welcomed to Korea and briefed on Chinese fighting tactics; a platoon sergeant wakes up the men of Fox Company for mess; Fox Company is ordered to take Hill 525; a chaplain leads a prayer service; a platoon leader receives his orders; the men of the infantry kill time; and the platoon leader tells his squad leader about the orders to establish an outpost on Hill 525. Murrow's narration continues over unrelated footage of Senators Everett Dirksen (R-IL) and Robert A. Taft (R-OH).

Preservation of the Post–World War II American Television Documentary Collection is supported in part by a Federal Save America’s Treasures grant administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


  • DATE: October 8, 1951 Monday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:10:09
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0189
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Korean War - 1950
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1951-1958


  • Edward R. Murrow … Producer, Editor, Reporter
  • Fred W. Friendly … Producer, Editor
  • Don Hewitt … Director
  • Everett Dirksen
  • Robert A. Taft