Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind I -- See It Now: Interview with the Whirlwind

Catalog Number

102651641

Type

Moving Image

Publisher

CBS News

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number VT 7.81

Duration

00:06:00

Format

U-Matic

Copyright Holder

CBS

Description

This is a clip from Edward R. Murrow's See It Now program from the 1950s and includes a brief portion of an ALCOA commercial. Murrow interviews Whirlwind at MIT from his studio in New York city. They operators run several programs, including one to calculate the amount of interest that would have accrued on the investment of Manhattan Island and the computer plays the song 'Jingle Bells' to close the segment.

ALCOA, MIT, Murrow, CBS, See It Now, Whirlwind, Forrester Segment from CBS News magazine series "See It Now."Begins with tail of ALCOA commercial. Edward R. Murrow demos and "interviews" MIT's Whirlwind I computer (poses various problems for solution; investment return on original Manhattan Island purchase in 1626); computer plays "Jingle Bells" to end segment.

Category

Broadcast