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Von Braun Dies / Life Profiled / Analysis (Von Braun) #252646

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 17, 1977
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(Studio) Father of space exploration, Dr. Wernher Von Braun, dies of cancer at 65.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Von Braun 1 of Hitler's heroes before becoming American hero; explanations. Film of high points in Von Braun's life shown. Von Braun surrenders in World War II to Americans rather than Russians. President Dwight Eisenhower called on Von Braun to build rocket to match Russians' Sputnik. United States space effort soon took lead in space race under Von Braun's guidance. President John Kennedy called on Von Braun to get Americans to moon. Film of Armstrong on moon shown. [In 1957, VON BRAUN - urges world to choose dream of space exploration over ability for universal destruction.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(DC) Dr. Wernher Von Braun's gift to world good and bad. Von Braun and Chas. Lindbergh compared. Rockets able to do much destruction as well as constructive applications. Once space conquered, war of man versus man to be taken to space despite Von Braun's greatest hopes and desires.
REPORTER: Eric Sevareid

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Sevareid, Eric

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