Daily Archives: September 2, 2013

‘CBS Evening News’ expands to 30 minutes, features JFK interview on Vietnam 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Video: 'Walter Cronkite's First CBS Evening Newscast'

(Monday, September 2, 1963, Labor Day, 6:30 p.m. EDT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite was expanded from 15 to 30 minutes, becoming network television’s first half-hour nightly newscast. The first program included a pre-recorded segment of Cronkite’s interview with U.S. President Kennedy. Continue reading ‘CBS Evening News’ expands to 30 minutes, features JFK interview on Vietnam 50 years ago this hour (1963)

The Beach Boys record eight songs for ‘Little Deuce Coupe’ album 50 years ago today (1963)


Video: 'BALLAD OF OLE´ BETSY-The Beach Boys'

(Monday, September 2, 1963) — The Beach Boys recorded eight new songs today at Western Recorders Studio in Hollywood for their fourth album Little Deuce Coup (the other four songs on the album would come from the previously released studio album Surfer Girl), including: Continue reading The Beach Boys record eight songs for ‘Little Deuce Coupe’ album 50 years ago today (1963)