Television: D-Day, Ike Hour

Television serves best when it serves history, and last Friday night it made history as well. On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, CBS Reports presented a program about Dday. It started by showing Omaha Beach as it looks today —bathers, volleyballs, open sky, and little boys playing in the rotted shells of LSTs. Then Dwight D. Eisenhower walked up from the water's edge and began to talk about it.

He talked for 90 minutes, with Walter Cronkite getting a word in occasionally. He talked from a Jeep...

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