Today in television history: Cronkite breaks news of LBJ's death
CBS News' Walter Cronkite speaks on the phone with Lyndon B. Johnson's press secretary on January 22, 1973. (CBS News)
On January 22, 1973, Cronkite held the phone receiver to his ear on the CBS "Evening News" and said he is talking to LBJ's top spokesman.
"Can you hold the line just a second?" Cronkite says into the receiver, before explaining that the former president died in an ambulance plane on his way to San Antonio, Texas.
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