ABC RADIO NEWS * WXYZ (ABC affiliate) * SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1967
‘ABC NEWS AROUND THE WORLD’
Saturday, July 29, 1967
It’s the top of the hour with ‘NEWS AROUND THE WORLD’ from ABC NEWS in New York. Opening with the hour’s top story is a report from ABC correspondent Don North, on the devastating fire which sparked explosions on the flight deck of the USS Forrestal, minutes before the carrier was to launch an air strike over North Vietnam. An undetermined loss of life had been reported. Twenty-nine planes were heavily damaged or destroyed in the blaze.
In this segment you will hear ABC NEWS reports from Saigon, Washington, and Miami Beach.
ABC News anchored by Jim Harriott, New York. ‘News Around The World’ was broadcast on ABC radio affiliate WXYZ 1270 in Detroit.
Audio source from the Gordon Skene Collection.
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ABC NEWS. ON THIS DAY. 50 YEARS AGO
THE CREW OF THE USS FORRESTAL extinguishes the remaining fires on the flight deck off the coast of Vietnam, 29 July 1967. In the foreground are the remains of an F-4B Phantom, behind which can be seen the burned hulk of a second Phantom. One hundred thirty-four crew died in this fire, the worst aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. (Click on image for largest view)
FIVE DAYS IN JULY:DETROIT FREE PRESS Tuesday, July 25, 1967(click on image 2x for largest detailed view)
ABC NEWS DON HOWE * Tommy McIntyre; WXYZ News * July 26, 1967
FIVE DAYS IN JULY: DETROIT Sunday, July 23, 1967 (click on image 2x for largest detailed view)
FIVE DAYS IN JULY: Wayne County sheriff officers on foot patrol near 12th and Elmhurst in Detroit.Wednesday, July 26, 1967 Photo: LIFE (click on image 2x for largest view).
FIVE DAYS IN JULY: The National Guard stand vigilant near intersection of Linwood and Joy Rd.Thursday, July 27, 1967. (Photo: LIFE)
FIVE DAYS IN JULY: National Guardsman Gary Ciko, foot-patrolling Linwood Ave., looks up at rooftops for possible snipers.(Photo: LIFE)
A MCRFB NOTE
Link update (July 26, 2017): See Scott Westerman’s recent comments HOW KEENER COVERED THE SUMMER OF 1967 at his splendid WKNR tribute website, posted July 21, 2017.
For a more comprehensive coverage on the five-day civil-disturbances in Detroit, July, this week in 1967, see Motor City Radio Flashbacks’ previous (July 16, 2012) feature — by clicking on the header-title below.
(Note: Previously featured on Motor City Radio Flashbacks, July 23, 2015)
FIVE DAYS IN JULY: THE DETROIT NEWS Monday, July 24, 1967 — “The shaded area in the above map of Detroit indicates where the rioting was more intense Sunday and this morning. There have been many reports of firebombing and looting in other sections of the city.”
DETROIT FREE PRESS: WXYZ-AM Shorr Fired by WXYZ; Denies He Took Payola
(Above WXYZ related article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2017. Newspapers.com).
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