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Today (August 16th, 2017) marks the 40th anniversary of the death of singer Elvis Presley, who was just 42 when he passed away.
Below are links to various TV news coverage clips:
KTLA-5 Los Angeles news bulletin (probably broadcast around 2:30 P.M. PDT; the wire copy being read in this bulletin may have given the wrong age Elvis was at the time of his death):
The beginning of the August 16th, 1977 “NBC Nightly News”, on which Presley’s death as the lead story:
Coverage from WMC-5 Memphis on the evening of August 16th, 1977. It is identified as a “Special Edition Of ‘Action News'”, but I don’t know if was an the usual late-evening (10 P.M. CDT) newscast, or a special program:
The first portion of the August 17th, 1977 noon newscast from WMC-5 Memphis:
Excerpts from ABC’s (with Harry Reasoner) and CBS’s (with Roger Mudd substituting for Walter Cronkite) evening newscasts from August 17th, 1977, the day after Elvis’s death:
An August 17th, 1977 CBS News special on Presley’s life, narrated by Charles Kuralt:
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