1979 Total Solar Eclipse CBS News Report

As the 2017 solar eclipse approaches, a video has surfaced of Walter Cronkite anchoring the CBS Evening News about the February 26, 1979 eclipse.

In his opening Cronkite leads off with, “Good evening, from parts of North America the sun went out today.” It is of note that Cronkite made the closing comment, “it was the last total eclipse of the sun for North America until the year 2017.”

VIDEO SOURCE: Michael Kentrianakis

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