New Directions, New Challenges
Edited By Stephen Cushion and Richard Sambrook
Chapter 6: The View from the UK: Sky News
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The View from the UK: Sky News
JOHN RYLEY, HEAD OF SKY NEWS
The first television broadcast I remember was Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral on January 30, 1965. I was three years old. My parents and I huddled around the tiny flickering black-and-white screen as the great man’s coffin was borne on a gun carriage from Westminster to St Paul’s. It was watched on television by 25 million people in Britain and an estimated 350 million around the globe. Such was the power of a shared event, even in those early, pioneering days of television.
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