CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 25, 1968
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(Studio) Apollo 8 heads home. Christmas noted. Splashdown due Friday a. m. Flight portrayed via model and animation. [ASTRONAUT - says there is a Santa Claus.] Inside view of craft shown. [ASTRONAUT - describes craft.] Jim Lovell exercises. [ANDERS - describes food.] [BORMAN - talks. [LOVELL - talks.] USSR Embassy in Washington, DC praises Apollo 8 crew and flight. Boris Petrov signs statement.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Houston, Texas) [Mrs. James LOVELL - is elated.] [Mrs. Frank BORMAN - notes blessed Christmas.] [Mrs. William ANDERS - is grateful.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
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