TALK SHOW TEST-RUN ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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President Carter at his desk in the oval office.

The Dial-a-President radio program, featuring President Jimmy Carter and CBS
news anchorman Walter Cronkite, aired for the first time. The idea of Cronkite
and CBS, the show was a test-run to see if it could be successful. Approximately
9 million calls flooded the CBS radio studio during the two-hour broadcast. It was pronounced a success, but never aired again.

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Walter Cronkite (left) greets President Jimmy Carter

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