117: “Our World”
On June 25, 1967, the first live global satellite television show was aired.
Here are a few facts you might not know about “Our World.”
First, it’s best known for its finale, which featured the Beatles premiere performance of “All You Need is Love.” Performing with the Beatles were the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Graham Nash.
Second, the two-and-a-half hour program was the creation of the BBC’s Aubrey Singer and was produced at BBC headquarters. Each of the participating countries produced live segments that were fed back to London via satellite and then transmitted as a whole around the world.
Third, The program required the services of more than 10,000 technicians on five continents. 14 countries participated and the show was seen in 31 countries by an estimated 400 million people.
Our question: Which network represented the United States in “Our World”?