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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, May 6 - 13, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Cypress Creek Estates Flood, May 13, 1968 - Silent footage of the Cypress Creek Estates under floodwater and residents on horseback or in boats investigating the extent of the damage.
    Police Awards, May 13, 1968 - Silent footage of a Police Awards banquet.
    Welch on Job Fair, May 13, 1968 - Houston Mayor Louie Welch urges listeners to call in with job opportunities for the upcoming Jobs for Disadvantaged Youth Day in Houston.
    Drowning, May 11, 1968 - Silent footage of emergency responders at the scene of a drowning.
    George Bush on Gun Law, May 11, 1968 - George H. W. Bush opposes the Gun Control Act of 1968. Congressman Bush served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1967 - 1971.
    AAU Judo Meet, May 11, 1968 - Silent footage of an Amateur Athletic Union sponsored Judo competition. 
    Poor People, May 7, 1968 - During a press conference about the upcoming Poor People's Campaign, an unnamed man responds to allegations by the House Committee on Un-American Activities that movements like his were being used by Communists. He calls the committee illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional.
    Bush on Home Loans, May 7, 1968 -  Congressman George H. W. Bush advocates for spending cuts, declaring he will not vote for a tax bill that does not include cuts.
    NASA Crash, May 6, 1968 - Silent footage of the wreckage of a NASA lunar landing vehicle at Ellington Air Force Base.  Because of its proximity to Lyndon B. Johnson Space center, EAFB was used by NASA for astronaut flight training. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was simulating a moon landing, was able to eject and parachute to safety.
    Dr. Cooley on 3rd Heart Op., May 6, 1968 - Dr. Denton Cooley reports on the post-operation status of the heart transplant patient. He is likely referring to Everett Thomas, who had his operation on May 3rd.
    School Board, April 23, 1968 - Silent footage of School Board meeting in session.
    Dr. Cooley on Cobb, May 8, 1968 - Footage of Dr. Denton Cooley at press conference discussing the heart transplant performed on James Cobb on May 6, 1968. In the course of the conversation he explains the viability and legality of organ donations from the recently deceased.