Skip to comments.CBS World News Today – March 26, 1944
Posted on 03/26/2014 11:59:54 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
CBS World News Today
Eric Sevareid, Naples (see following reply), on the Mt. Vesuvius eruption and the situation at Cassino. He also interviews Lt. Ed Lucas, A-36 pilot with the 86th Fighter/Bomber Group.
Don Pryor, Washington, on home front news. Later in the program he interviews a torpedo bomber pilot home from the Pacific.
Larry LeSueur, London, interviews MSgt. Omer James, chief of the ground crew for the B-17 nicknamed Screaming Red Ass, of the 388th Bomb Group, stationed at Knettishall, England. (The last word of the nickname is omitted in the newscast.) That B-17G was downed by flack on its 46th mission, to Berlin, on March 8, 1944.
CBS military analyst Major George Fielding Eliot provides an update of the eastern front.
Bill Slocum Jr., New York, interviews an Army News Service officer about how news from home is disseminated to our troops abroad.
Webley Edwards, Pearl Harbor, gives an update of the situation in the PTO and interviews a WAC corporal newly arrived in Hawaii to relieve a male truck driver so he can go to the front.
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Arnold Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912 July 9, 1992) was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow, and thus dubbed "Murrow's Boys". He was the first to report the fall of Paris when it was captured by the Germans during World War II. Traveling into Burma during World War II, his aircraft was shot down and he was rescued from behind enemy lines by a search and rescue team established for that purpose. He was the final journalist to interview Adlai Stevenson before his death. After a long and distinguished career, he followed in Murrow's footsteps as a commentator on the CBS Evening News for 12 years for which he was recognized with Emmy and Peabody Awards.
Eric Sevareid was also part of the extreme Left tilt of CBS News during the Cronkite era.
Wow, that’s a great picture of him! He didn’t look anything like that when I was a kid. :’)
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