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Lindbergh Flight / Concorde #252111

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 19, 1977
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(Studio) 50 years ago Friday, event happened which opened modern aviation age.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Report on trans-Atlantic flight, from New York City to Paris, by Chas. Lindbergh in "Spirit of Saint Louis." Flight began at Roosevelt Field and ended at Paris' Le Bourget Airport. (Film shown.) Plane is now in Smithsonian, Long. Island airport is shopping center and Le Bourget is still airport, but eclipsed by 2 larger ones in Paris. Fastest way to Paris now is via Concorde from Dulles Airport in DC. [Concorde captain Jean LEMOEL - cites
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

differences in Lindbergh flight and 1 by Concorde.] [Concorde chef John COURREGE - cites menu on Concorde.] Though Paris welcomed Lindbergh, NYC not welcoming Concorde. Lindbergh became environmentalist and was concerned re: progress. His widow, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, speaks of it in interview with Eric Sevareid. (Film shown.) [Mrs. LINDBERGH - notes husband' s concerns with regard to loss of land to big cities.]

(Studio) Broadcast of interview with Mrs. Lindbergh, on May 27, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Osgood, Charles
Duration:
00:04:20

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