Charles Lindbergh Coverage

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

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62422. Charles Lindbergh Coverage. June 11, 1927. Red and Blue nets. Sustaining. Non-continuous coverage of Mr. Lindbergh's return to the United States after his famous solo flight to Paris. Coverage starts at 12:30 P.M. (Eastern time). Graham McNamee describes the arrival of the U.S.S. Memphis at the Washington Navy Yard. Phillips Carlin reports from atop the Washington Monument, then back to Graham McNamee at the Navy Yard. There's a nineteen gun salute for Secretary Of The Navy Wilbur, Lindbergh comes down the gangplank (he is described by McNamee as "a darn nice boy"). Milton Cross describes the parade from the Capitol dome, John B. Daniel describes the parade from the Treasury Building. Phillips Carlin describes the scene, Graham McNamee speaks from the reviewing stand at the Washington Monument. President Coolidge speaks and presents the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lindbergh, who speaks briefly. Graham McNamee concludes from the reviewing stand and says, "this is the first time music has been transmitted from coast to coast." As the band plays "The Stars and Stripes Forever," coverage ends at 2:20 P.M. Later that evening (10:00 P.M.), coverage from the National Press Club is broadcast (possibly originating at The Willard Hotel). Secretary Of State Frank Kellogg speaks in praise of Lindbergh (as do two unidentified journalists, one of whom might be Henry L. Swineheart of a French news agency). Lindbergh then makes a few humorous remarks, followed by Graham McNamee describing the scene, and an orchestral selection. Lindbergh then receives a scroll from the National Press Club, which is read on the air. Charles Lindbergh, Phillips Carlin, Graham McNamee, Milton Cross, John B. Daniel, Calvin Coolidge, Frank Kellogg, Henry L. Swineheart, Richard Hoolahan (correspondent of the New York Times). 1:33:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

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