Monday, September 2, 1963: 'CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite'

CBS becomes the first U.S. network with a half-hour nightly news show, as its broadcast with Walter Cronkite expands from 15 minutes. (NBC would follow suit a week later.) The first show includes segments from Cronkite's interview with President Kennedy that day.

Photo of Cronkite and Kennedy in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, from JFK Library.
* Portions of telecast: @
* JFK interview (includes outtakes): @
* Transcript of televised portion of interview (from JFK Library): @
* Earlier post on Cronkite (April 16, 1962): @ 

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