NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 10, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: John Hart) 100th birthday of American composer Irving Berlin featured; details of his life and work given, scenes from movies using his songs shown. Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles reported appearing at Carnegie Hall to celebrate Berlin's birthday. Berlin shown playing piano for Dinah Shore and Tony Martin. Berlin quoted with regard to marriage. Impact of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" discussed. Berlin's contributions to theater and film noted. Jerome Kern quoted with regard to Berlin.
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