Inauguration May Be on TV
Spokane Daily Chronicle
KHQ-TV plans to present a telecast of the ceremonies surrounding the inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower as President of the United States.
Richard O. Dunning, president and general manager of the station, made that announcement today.
He said the National Broadcasting Company, with which KHQ-TV is affiliated, has ordered for one of its clients a two-hour kinescope of the inaugural ceremony, which takes place in Washington, D.C., January 20.
Dunning said he has suggested to NBC that KHQ-TV telecast the kinescopes from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. January 21. The film would be rushed to Spokane via air express if negations are carried out successfully.
Dunning said the station also hopes to get kinescope coverage on both the Cotton Bowl and Rose Bowl football games, to be played on New Year’s Day. If the negotiations are successful, the telecasts would be shown here January 2 or 3, he said.
KHQ-TV had hoped to go on the air tonight with network shows. The station applied to the Federal Communications Commission for permission to start commercial programs, but as yet has received no reply. Approval is expected soon, Dunning said.
Tonight’s equipment-testing telecast from 6 to 10 p.m. will include the following entertainment program from 7 to 8 p.m.: “Industry on Parade,” “Active Peacetime Service” and “The Jet Story.” All are documentaries.
Friday, December 19, 1952