Broadcasters #87


John Chancellor goes mobile for the 1968 Democratic Convention.

6 comments:

©Occupied Country said...

The whole world's watchin......

JonCow said...

Wasn't this the year they escorted John Chancellor off the convention floor while he was giving a live report. He signed off with "This is John Chancellor, somewhere in custody."

estiv said...

@JonCow, I looked it up -- that was actually the 1964 Republican convention, when he managed to annoy convention organizers by refusing to relinquish his spot on the floor when asked. Although considering the chaos surrounding (and permeating) the 1968 Democratic convention, it would have made more sense.

Fred said...

I'm really digging on his microphone manzier. All the modern reporters (read: GQ male models with an IQ of a shoe) should be forced to wear one.

Brent McKee said...

1968 was the year that Dan Rather was roughed up by some of Chicago's "Finest" on the floor of the convention at the orders of Mayor Daley.

Fred said...

@Brent, I wonder if Mayor Daley's "Finest" were asking Rather "What's the frequency Kenneth?" as they kicked his ass.