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The Fault Does Not Lie with Your Set (1968)
Larry Weidman
Sound |
1968 |
| English
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  • Highlights
     "The year is 1949..."
    Mayor Roy Hofheinz leads members of the Houston City Council in morning calisthenics on the steps of City Hall. Hofheinz served as mayor from 1953 to 1955. He went on to join the group that established the baseball franchise that became the Houston Astros as well as the Houston Astrodome.
    Louie Welch files to run for mayor. Welch unsuccessfully campaigned for the office three times before being elected in 1963. He served five two-year terms.
    Richard Nixon campaigns for the reelection of President Dwight Eisenhower
    1958 broadcast of Final Edition News
    Hurricane Carla makes television broadcasts a public service
     Transition to color
    Behind the scenes of a special hour-long episode of The Bob Hope Show featuring Apollo 7 astronauts Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham, and Donn Eisele
    Broadcast bloopers
    KPRC Color Remote Units telecast a Houston Oilers football game from the Astrodome
    Camera staging
    Portable film cameras capture news on the move
    Inside the KPRC newsroom
    Ray Miller on the news desk
    Larry Rasco assembles the nightly Houston Report
    Anchorman Steve Smith preps his late-night program, Nightbeat
    KPRC film lab, processing 3,000 to 5,000 feet of news film a day
    The Film Production Unit handles everything from commercial spots to half-hour industrial programs 
    Film Projection Room
    Carpenters Shop
    Graphic design
    Recording on 2-inch magnetic tape
    Houston-area high school students compete in the Prep Bowl
    Larry Rasco and Thelma Schoettker tape an episode of Midday
    On the set of The Chris Chandler Show
    George Roesner, host of RFD-TV, a weekly farm and ranch news round-up
    Staff working behind the camera
    Election Night 1968