NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 23, 1972
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(Studio) Idea for singing telegram thought up by Western Union press agent George P. Osland in 1933. 1st singing telegram sung on telephone to Rudy Vallee by operator Lucille Lipps.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) 121 years proud tradition exists at Western Union. Singing telegram is on way out, however. [Western Union employee, Virginia PULASKI - enjoyed the tradition and says customers did too.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson
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