(VIDEO) Telstar: First Live Satellite Broadcast

July 23, 1962 - This afternoon, Walter Cronkite of CBS entered NBC’s studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza to co-host this historic Telstar broadcast with NBC’s Chet Huntley. ABC’s Howard K. Smith was at the U.N. Building. The 20-minute broadcast from the U.S. to Europe was slated to start at 3 p.m., but the Telstar signal was acquired a few minutes early, so they started then.

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