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(Studio) Paul Robeson, 77, dies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(No locations given) Robeson was great singer and actor. Photos of career and life shown. He was American's 1st black star. Became All-American football player at Rutgers University and excelled in academics there and at Columbia University Eugene O'Neill wrote "The Emperor Jones" for Robeson. Part of 1933 film shown. His performance as Othello considered electrifying. He dedicated self to civil rights fight. State Department and Congress attacked him for his closeness to Communist party during Cold War. Robeson lived abroad for many years Musical achievements noted.
REPORTER: David Culhane (WETA videotape)
- Culhane, David;
- Cronkite, Walter
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