Watch CBSN Live

From the archive: Celebrating the first ATM

Back in 1969, Don Wetzel was experiencing a common frustration - a long wait online for a bank teller - when he thought there must be a better way. The solution: the first automated teller machine to use PIN codes and personalized card to dispense cash to customers. Correspondent Bill Geist talked with Wetzel, whose invention was being celebrated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in this "CBS Evening News" report originally broadcast on September 20, 1995.
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue