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(Studio) Apollo VIII astronauts receive honors in DC. Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders make first public appearance since mission. Honors began in East Room of White House
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(White House) [JOHNSON - these men represent all mankind. Earth knew measure of unity for 7 days through these men.] Each astronaut receives gold medal. Lovell presents Johnson with picture of LBJ ranch, earthrise from the moon.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Capitol Hill) Joint meeting in Congress greets astronauts. Lovell and Borman urge Congress continue support space program. Apollo VIII astronauts in NYC Friday, Miami over wkend., Houston Monday, and Chicago Tuesday To undertake goodwill trip around world.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Rather, Dan
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