Papers of Burton Benjamin (1917-1988), a CBS vice-president and producer of news and documentaries, relating to his work on the award-winning CBS documentary series The Twentieth Century (1957-1966), and other news projects. Production files contain research materials; scripts; transcripts and notes from interviews with Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Robert Dole, Patty Hearst, Eric Sevareid, and others; a transcript of CBS coverage of the assassination and funeral of John F. Kennedy; files on the 1980 presidential election, and other materials. General files contain publicity, distribution figures, press releases, memoranda between Benjamin and production staff, and seven and nine-year reports. Also included are several undated scripts for Robert Montgomery Presents (NBC) and Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (CBS). Video recordings include CBS news programing, specials such as World War II with Walter Cronkite.
Presented by Burton Benjamin, New York, New York, 1964-1981.