Roger Mudd on the Goldwater campaign

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

Journalist Roger Mudd discusses a humorous moment during the 1964 Presidential campaign that occurred when he attempted to report on a Democratic prankster undermining Republican candidate Barry Goldwater’s whistle stop tour.

“When Walter Cronkite switched to me…they saw my face but what they heard was the local radio station audio and the disc jockey was playing a song called ’Three Little Fishes.’ And so here they saw my mouth going like this and they heard, ‘Boop, boop, diddum doddem wannem chew. Boop, boop, diddum doddem wannem chew. And they slam and they slam all over the dam.’”

Watch Roger Mudd's full interview where he talks about covering the major stories of the 1960’s and 1970’s at CBS News and NBC News.

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