CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1980
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(Studio) H.L. Mencken quoted with regard to Americans; Mencken and "American Mercury" magazine's popularity recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Baltimore, Maryland) Baltimore's celebration of Mencken's birthday noted; Mencken quoted, photos shown. His life, career with "Baltimore Herald and Sun" recalled. [Alistair COOKE - recalls Mencken.] His participation in Saturday Night Club recalled. [1948 recording, voice of MENCKEN - comments on drinking.] Home movies of Mencken traveling shown; Will Rogers include in film. His study "The American Language" mentioned. Pratt Library's Mencken room discussed, shown. [COOKE - comments on Mencken's atheism.] Mencken's epitaph read.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
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