NBC Network - NBC Nightly News - "Navstar (GPS)" & Ending (1978)

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Here's an interesting segment of an edition of NBC Nightly News, anchored by John Chancellor from New York and Jessica Savitch (filling in on this evening for David Brinkley) from Washington, DC.

This clip starts off with John introducing a report from Roy Neal about tests being conducted by the U.S. Air Force in Yuma, AZ, for a satellite navigation system called "Navstar" which was a forerunner to the global positioning satellites (GPS) that are in use today to help get us around to where we want or need to go. Col. Donald Henderson, the Navstar program manager, speaks about its applications and their intent. Two different versions of these tests are shown: in the air, and on a person's backpack. Roy notes that eventually 24 such satellites will be put up in space, and utimately this will be put into use by the airline industry in addition to military applications.

After the report ends, John and Jessica say their good nights (just wasn't the same as when Brinkley and Chet Huntley closed each edition of what was known from 1956 to 1970 as The Huntley-Brinkley Report).

Commercial: Magic Chef microwave oven, with Barbara Nicklaus (incomplete - tape cuts out midway through this ad)

This aired on local Chicago TV in September 1978 (on a Friday), between approximately 5:55 and 5:57pm.


Date Uploaded: 11/25/2012

Tags: 1970s   WMAQ Channel 5   News     




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After the report ends, John and Jessica say their good nights (just wasn't the same as when Brinkley and Chet Huntley closed each edition of what was known from 1956 to 1970 as The Huntley-Brinkley Report).

Commercial: Magic Chef microwave oven, with Barbara Nicklaus (incomplete - tape cuts out midway through this ad)

This aired on local Chicago TV in September 1978 (on a Friday), between approximately 5:55 and 5:57pm." /> Share

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