Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Videos: History as it happened

By Rick Morris

We often post YouTube videos here on the site of a purely entertaining nature, but if you love history as we do, there are also plenty of opportunities to revisit monumental events as they happened. We will post some of the more notable ones that we find from time to time.

Here’s our first batch:

Walter Cronkite announces the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968

Here’s some more Cronkite on March 30, 1979

The Sputnik newsreel

The final moments – and postgame celebration – of the “Miracle on Ice” win over the USSR

The fall of the Berlin Wall

ABC News coverage of the Sadat assassination, October 6, 1981

ABC News coverage of the space shuttle Challenger explosion, January 28, 1986

ITV coverage of 9/11 live in Great Britain

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