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Apollo 8 #199007

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 27, 1968
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(Studio) Simulation of Apollo 8 return to earth shown. Voyage ends perfectly. Pacific Ocean film shown. Helicopter carries crew to USS Yorktown. Frank Borman, James Lovell, William Anders emerge from helicopter. Crowd cheers. [Captain John G. FIFIELD - welcomes astronauts.] [BORMAN - accepts welcome.] Astronaut's appearance noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Aboard Yorktown) Situation described.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen (Sic)

(Studio) Houston film shown. Yorktown film shown. White House film shown. [President JOHNSON - talks with astronauts. Recalls USSR Sputnik.] Astronauts listened to taping of President message, as not present personally for call. Apollo 9 announced for February World reaction given. Houston film shown. [Mrs. Frank BORMAN - is speechless.] [Mrs. James LOVELL - can't find words.] [Mrs. William ANDERS - humbled, gratified.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Nessen, Ron

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