Fri, 05/05/2023

Remembering the Queen's Coronation in 1953

Walter Cronkite

In honor of the coronation of King Charles III of England, watch interviewees including Walter Cronkite and Reuven Frank who recalled covering Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, which was broadcast live on television on June 2, 1953.

Below, Executive Sig Mickelson recalls hearing about King George VI's death in 1952 and subsequently covering Queen Elizabeth's coronation on television, and the technical challenges it presented: