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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, June 13-16, 1968

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

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  •  Smog-Dr. Queb, 06/13/68: A scientist explains the presence of heavy smog over downtown Houston 
  •  Planatarium [sic], 06/13/68: An astronomer discusses the approach of an asteroid named Icarus. The “pip-squeak planet,” as the Associated Press called it, passed by the Earth on June 14 from a distance of 3.95 million miles.  
  •  Percy Foreman on James Earl Ray, 06/14/68: Criminal defense attorney Percy Foreman comments on the possibility of his representing James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. Foreman ultimately did defend Ray at trial, solidifying his reputation as one of the best known trial lawyers in the United States.  
  •  Eckhart [sic] on Guns, 06/14/68: US Congressman Robert C. Eckhardt of Texas calls out opposition to gun control legislation. Eckhardt served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1959 to 1967, and the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1981. He is also co-founder of the Texas Observer magazine.  
  •  Car accidents/wet roads/rain, 06/14/68: Wet roads cause a series of traffic accidents 
  •  Poor Folks on Bus, 06/15/68: A departing bus full of protesters joining the Poor People's Campaign receives a police escort 
  •  Ellington Field, 06/15/68: Operations at Ellington Air Force Base, now the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, in Houston  
  •  A & M Ship[?], 06/15/68: The Texas A&M University Navy ROTC sets sail 
  •  Museum Puppets, 06/15/68 
  •  Weather and Accidents, 06/16/68: Law enforcement on the scene of multiple car collisions 
  •  Ameigos [sic] Leave, 06/16/68: A group of young people board a plane bound for Honduras as part of Amigos de las Americas, a non-profit service organization headquartered in Houston 
  •  Singers Leave, 06/16/68 
  •  Underwater Storage, 06/16/68: Scientists test an underwater storage container under certain conditions 
  •  Boat Races, 06/16/68: Boat racing and parasailing on Lake Houston 
 
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This film from KHOU-TV Channel 11 in Houston contains a series of short news segments that would have aired as highlights to news stories. Many are silent and would have been voiced over by the anchorperson during a live broadcast. The titles for each segment are the originals created by KHOU-TV. The clips on this reel all date from June 13-16, 1968. This series includes news segments about the approach of the Icarus asteroid, weather-related traffic incidents, and boat racing on Lake Houston. Also included are press conferences with Congressman Robert Eckhardt about gun control and criminal defense attorney Percy Foreman about James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
The digital preservation of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
 
Many more films from the KHOU-TV Collection are available on the Houston Public Library Houston Area Digital Archives website.
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