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Apollo VII Splashdown / President / Apollo VIII #198042

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 22, 1968
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(Studio) Apollo VII crew safe aboard aircraft carrier, "Essex" after completing perfect mission.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Downey, California) Animation of re-entry and splashdown shown with Walter Cronkite narrating.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Aboard "Essex") For 20 minutes, no word of Apollo VII due to craft turning upside down in water where radio transmissions couldn't be sent. Crew arrives on "Essex". Shown going to sick bay for medical exams. Spacecraft recovered. Crew receives call from President Johnson in DC. [JOHNSON - proud of astronauts.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite Narrates

(Downey, California) Flight considered magnificent or near perfect. Apollo VIII crew may start for moon December 20. If it goes well, men could be on moon before decade out.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kuralt, Charles

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