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The Day the World Got Smaller

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The Day the World Got Smaller

The Day the World Got Smaller

The Day the World Got Smaller

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On this day 40 years ago, Europe and North America came face to face with each other in a new way — via live television. American satellite technology for the first time enabled Europeans to see the United States and vice versa, in real time. Walter Cronkite was the host of that broadcast to the European continent. Today he tells us the story.