• Earth Day 1970 Part 1: Intro (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 1: Intro (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – This planet is threatened with destructionand we who live in it, with death.The heavens reek.The water is below a foul.Children die in infancy.And we, and the world,which is our home,live on the brink of nuclear annihilation.We are in a crisis of survival.– [Anchor] This is a CBS News Special.Earth Day.A question of survival.With CBS News correspondent, Walter Cronkite.– Good evening,a unique day in American history is ending.A day set aside for a nationwide outpouringof mankind seeking its own survival.Earth Day, a day dedicated to enlistingall the citizens of a bountiful countryin a common cause of saving lifefrom the deadly byproducts of that bounty.The fouled skies,the filthy waters,the littered earth,is…