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Person of The Week (Irving Berlin) #109170

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 15, 1987
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Songwriter Irving Berlin, 99 years old this week, profiled; historical photos, footage shown. [1942, BERLIN - announces his Oscar win.] [Bing CROSBY -wants another "White Christmas."] [Music critic Stephen HOLDEN - notes Berlin's songs are part of country's history.] [Kate SMITH - sings "God Bless America."] [National Museum of American History spokesperson Dwight BOWERS - notes "God Bless America's" historical and emotional appeal at time.] Scenes from numerous films featuring Berlin songs shown. [Songwriter Sammy CAHN - notes Berlin's songs' role in United States holidays.] [1955, BERLIN - reacts to receive President Gold Medal from Dwight Eisenhower.]

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted
Duration:
00:05:10

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