We Cried


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Interviewees discuss the memorable television moments that made us cry.

Highlights
Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of JFK's assassination
08:17
Joan Ganz Cooney on the Sesame Street episode following actor Will Lee's death,  "Farewell, Mr. Hooper" (airdate: November 24, 1983)
01:16
Jim McKay on having to tell the world that the Israeli hostages taken at the 1972 Olympic games, were "all gone"
Fred Rogers on doing a special broadcast after Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated
02:08
Tim Russert on the Meet the Press broadcast following 9/11 and the tribute to Father Mychal Judge
02:09
Walter Cronkite on announcing the assasination of President Kennedy; the emotional impact of that day
02:23
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Alan Alda

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Alan Alda on the M*A*S*H episode "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"-- its dramatic significance and Alda's critique of a scene in which he cries on camera
01:23

Larry Auerbach

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Larry Auerbach on the final episode of M*A*S*H: "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"
01:49

Paris Barclay

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Paris Barclay on directing Jimmy Smits' last episode of NYPD Blue
05:05

Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco on portraying the death of "Sgt. Phil Esterhaus" after actor Michael Conrad dies during series production
02:01

Stan Chambers

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Stan Chambers on reporting at the scene of the 1949 Kathy Fiscus tragedy -- a story that was followed nationwide
11:01
Stan Chambers the conclusion of the 1949 Kathy Fiscus tragedy and some of the details of the coverage as well as the influence it had for how television covered live news events
08:38
Stan Chambers on covering the Los Angeles riots in 1993
06:02
Stan Chambers on covering the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968
04:28
Stan Chambers on KTLA's breaking the news story of the Rodney King beating by Los Angeles police officers
11:04
Stan Chambers on a photo of his coverage of the 1949 Kathy Fiscus tragedy
00:27
Stan Chambers on a screen photo of his breaking the Rodney King beating story on KTLA
00:26

Les Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on the series finale of Cheers
00:37

Glen Charles

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Glen and Les Charles on the series finale of Cheers
00:37

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on the Sesame Street episode following actor Will Lee's death,  "Farewell, Mr. Hooper" (airdate: November 24, 1983)
01:16

Warren Cowan

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Publicist Warren Cowan on the televised Kathy Fiscus tragedy 
00:48

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on announcing the assasination of President Kennedy; the emotional impact of that day
02:23

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on questionning Ronald Reagan about the failure of O-rings in the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy
01:04
On the September 11, 2001 attacks and his view of generational historical moments
04:20

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on the final episode of M*A*S*H
02:37

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on working on Wide World of Sports and memories of the terrorist attack in Munich at the 1972 Olympics
04:00

Leonard Goldberg

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Leonard Goldberg on William Blinn adding narration to the TV movie Brian's Song
02:31

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of JFK's assassination
08:17

Everett Greenbaum

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Everett Greenbaum on the death of "Col Henry Blake" on M*A*S*H
01:45

Ron Howard

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Ron Howard on using the death of a pet in real life to reach the emotions needed in The Andy Griffith Show episode "Opie the Birdman"
01:56

Rocky Kalish

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Irma Kalish on how writing the All in the Family  episode dealing with cancer helped her friend, and impacted her feeling about her profession "you never know how many people you've touched"
02:11

Irma Kalish

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Irma Kalish on how writing the All in the Family  episode dealing with cancer helped her friend, and impacted her feeling about her profession "you never know how many people you've touched"
02:11

Bob Keeshan

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Bob Keeshan on remaining in character as "Clarabell the Clown", and his opinion on the Howdy Doody  finale where "Clarabell" spoke for the only time
01:26

A.C. Lyles

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A.C. Lyles on the early years of KTLA and the impact of the Kathy Fiscus tragedy
04:03

Sonia Manzano

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Sonia Manzano on the Sesame Street episode "Farewell, Mr. Hooper" (airdate: November 24, 1983)
03:08
Sonia Manzano on the death of Muppet creator Jim Henson
01:37

Bob McGrath

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Bob McGrath on how Will Lee's passing was handled on Sesame Street - the famous "Farewell, Mr. Hooper" episode
01:36
Bob McGrath on filming the emotional scene of episode "Farewell, Mr. Hooper" when "Big Bird" comes to understand that "Mr. Hooper" has died
00:47

Jim McKay

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Jim McKay on having to tell the world that the Israeli hostages taken at the 1972 Olympic games, were "all gone"

Burt Metcalfe

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Burt Metcalfe on the death of "Col Henry Blake" on M*A*S*H
04:39
Producer Burt Metcalfe on the most effective line in M*A*S*H: "The Interview"
03:01
Burt Metcalfe on the next-to-last M*A*S*H  episode "As Time Goes By"
04:17

Al Michaels

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Al Michaels on reporting the earthquake during the 1989 World Series Game 3 in San Francisco
06:37

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd on covering Bobby Kennedy's Presidential bid and standing next to Ethel Kennedy when Bobby was assassinated
07:30

Bob Newhart

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Bob Newhart on the surprise ending of the Newhart series finale and the "red herring" ending that was written to elude the press
04:24

Carroll O'Connor

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Carroll O'Connor on his acting with Danielle Brisebois in the Archie Bunker's Place episode "Archie Alone," that reveals Edith Bunker's death
01:29

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on Jim McKay's amazing job covering the 1972 Munich Olympics
02:01

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and having to read the announcement of his death
03:22

Marty Pasetta

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Marty Pasetta on Charlie Chaplin appearing on the first Academy Awards he directed
01:26

Fred Rogers

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Fred Rogers on doing a special broadcast after Senator Robert Kennedy was assassinated
02:08

Tim Russert

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Tim Russert on the Meet the Press broadcast following 9/11 and the tribute to Father Mychal Judge
02:09

Ralph Senensky

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Ralph Senensky on directing the "Grandma Comes Home" episode of The Waltons
05:23

Caroll Spinney

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"Big Bird" performer Caroll Spinney on telling Will Lee ("Mr. Hooper") he loved him, during what turned out to be Lee's last day of shooting; on "Farewell, Mr. Hooper"
04:38

Jean Stapleton

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Jean Stapleton on the decision to have the character of "Edith Bunker" die, in the Archie Bunker's Place episode "Archie Alone"
03:27

Keith Thibodeaux

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Actor Keith Thibodeaux on being on the "Lucy Meets the Moustache" (the last) episode of I Love Lucy 
01:13

Stanford Tischler

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Stanford Tischler on the classic M*A*S*H episode "Abyssinia, Henry" and when he was informed about the show's ending
01:13

James Wall

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Stage manager James Wall on CBS News' coverage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral
03:51

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on the first episode of Saturday Night Live  following 9/11
01:26

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