Walter Cronkite and The Beatles

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of two sisters, backstage with The Beatles at the Ed Sullivan Show. Who at CBS, I asked, would have had enough clout to arrange such a meeting? I received several e-mail requests for the answer. Here are the girls, Nancy and Kathy Cronkite, with their father.

Nancy, Walter, and Kathy Cronkite

Walter Cronkite takes credit for having shown a news clip about The Beatles that caught the attention of Ed Sullivan. And the rest is, of course, history. I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to CBS News for providing this video.

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3 thoughts on “Walter Cronkite and The Beatles”

  1. Talk about conservative dresses! Nancy on the left looks like my daughter used to, dressed to go to Catholic School! Uncle Walter does deserve the REAL credit for bringing the Fab Four over here. Still, I imagine it was inevitable anyway. Every time I see that clip from the Sullivan show, I always think “Gawd, their legs are skinny!”

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