Olympic TV Moments

The first Olympics broadcast on a regular, extensive basis on TV were the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif. CBS paid all of $50,000 for the rights, and newsman Walter Cronkite anchored the coverage. Many of the Games had singular TV moments -- outstanding athletic feats and also social landmarks. Here are a few.
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( May 23, 2012 )

The first Olympics broadcast on a regular, extensive basis on TV were the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif. CBS paid all of $50,000 for the rights, and newsman Walter Cronkite anchored the coverage. Many of the Games had singular TV moments -- outstanding athletic feats and also social landmarks. Here are a few.

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