The program provided both a variety of entertainment as well as a tribute to foreign correspondents who died while on duty overseas.
John Daly presided of the evenings events.
Robert E. Sherwood contributed an original short drama on the late Ernie Pyle.
Richard Rodgers conducted the orchestra in excerpts from his score for "Victory At Sea".
The Steve Canyon Ballet for which Tony Charmoli of "The Hit Parade" did the choreography.
The Milton Caniff comic-strip hero was brought to life in one of the typically adventurous episodes.
Perry Como performs "No Other Love".
Marian Anderson sings "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands".
Bob Hope conducts his brisk opening patter.
Martha Raye sings a blues number.
Eddie Fisher sings a ballad.
Sid Caesar does a satire on "Meet the Press".
President Eisenhower's message is delivered on film.
Carl Sandburg delivers a dedication for the Memorial Press Center to complete the program.
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