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Superman Creators #238294

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 23, 1975
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(Studio) Report on 2 men with great invention.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York) Artist Joe Shuster is 1/2 blind and lives in near poverty.
REPORTER: Sam Chu Lin

(Los Angeles, California) Jerry Siegel makes $7000 year as mail clerk. Siegel and Shuster invented Superman comic book series during the Depression. Film from National Periodical Publishing shown. They were paid $135 for their invention. They wrote and drew "Superman" for 9 years In 1947, they began court suits to win royalties back. They lost case and their jobs. [SHUSTER - says our American dream became an American tragedy.] Siegel and Shuster, both 61, will receive annual $20,000 pension, full medical care and provisions for relatives and their by-line restored by Warner Communications, new owner of "Superman."
REPORTER: Sam Chu Lin

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Lin, Sam Chu
Duration:
00:02:20

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