Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 505: How TV Covered the March on Washington is now available for listening on demand

How TV Covered the March on Washington
Original Airdates: Aug. 21-23, 2020
TVC 505.2: From August 2013: Phil Gries presents audio highlights of how network television and network radio covered the historic March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, when more than 200,000 Americans of every age, race and religion came to Washington, D.C. to support the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Bill. This segment includes clips of ABC News correspondent Howard K. Smith interviewing Philip Randolph, one of the “Big Six” organizers of the march; and NBC News correspondent Marvin Agronsky interviewing socialist, pacifist, and civil rights advocate Norman Thomas.

The Opposition to the March on Washington
Original Airdates: Aug. 21-23, 2020
TVC 505.3: From August 2013: Phil Gries plays audio highlights of an ABC News segment from Aug. 28, 1963 in which Sen. Strom Thurmond (D./R.-SC) voiced his opposition to the March on Washington, and of the rebuttal by ABC News correspondent Howard K. Smith voicing his opposition to Thurmond. The audio heard in this segment is from Phil’s private collection.

Hollywood’s Support for the March of Washington
Original Airdates: Aug. 21-23, 2020
TVC 505.4: From August 2013: Phil Gries presents audio highlights of how network television and network radio covered the historic March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, including NBC News interviews with march supporters Marlon Brando and Burt Lancaster, and ABC News correspondent Lisa Howard interviewing James Baldwin. Also in this segment: A brief excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Audio heard in this segment is from Phil’s private collection.

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