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BECOME AN EYEWITNESS ~

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Charles Kuralt preparing copy for the news program

Eyewitness to History was a CBS Friday night public affairs program which 
was initially hosted by veteran broadcaster Charles Kuralt (1960-1961), by 
Walter Cronkite (1961-’62), and Charles Collingwood (1962-1963).

The program aired from September 30, 1960 through July 26, 1963 and was
sponsored by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. It concentrated on the
most significant news stories, reviewing the events. 

The show’s title was shortened to Eyewitness in 1961 and many local CBS
affiliates adopted the branding "Eyewitness News" for their local newscasts
during the 1960s.

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Walter Cronkite in the CBS control booth

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Newsman Tom Snyder on the Eyewitness News set at KYW-TV in
Philadelphia, 1965.

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FRANK OZ IS 69 YEARS OLD TODAY

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A young Frank Oz (left), Muppet Fozzie Bear, and Jim Henson

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Puppeteer and film director Frank Oz was born Frank Richard Oznowicz
in Hereford, England. He launched his career as a teenager with Jim
Henson
and the Muppets, and went on to become the performer behind
such characters as Miss Piggy, Grover, and Fozzie Bear. He also played
Yoda in the Star Wars franchise beginning in 1977. Oz has directed
several successful films, including the 1986 musical comedy Little Shop
of Horrors.

Frank Oz retired full-time from the Muppets in 2002.They are now handled
by Eric Jacobson and David Rudman. Oz still occasionally performs his
Sesame Street characters. 

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Frank Oz lending popular Muppet Miss Piggy a HELPING HAND!

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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‘’ THE STORYTELLER’’ TURNED 77 TODAY

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Thomas "Tom T." Hall is a retired country music singer-songwriter
who had written 11 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more reaching the Top
10, including the No. 1 international
pop crossover song "Harper
Valley PTA
" and the hit “I Love", which reached No. 12 on the
Billboard Hot 100.

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LESLIE UGGAMS IS 77 TODAY

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Leslie Uggams is a actress and singer, best known for her
work in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977). She made her
singing debut on the Lawrence Welk Show and was a
regular on NBC’s Sing Along with Mitch (1961-1964),
starring record producer-conductor Mitch Miller. She
also appeared in her own CBS television variety show,
The Leslie Uggams Show
in 1969. 

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Mitch Miller and Leslie Uggams

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Leslie Uggams as Kizzy in a scene from Roots

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