Nightly News   |  February 07, 2014

Chet Huntley Not Impressed by the Beatles

Here’s what happened five decades ago on Nightly News when the Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time.

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>>> and in case you missed all the other coverage and tributes, this is the 50th anniversary of the beatle's arrival in the u.s. while they went on to change music forever, at the time, 50 years ago tonight on this very broadcast nightly news anchorman chet huntly was not impressed with their first visit to new york, and he said so on the air. here is what it sounded like to our viewers that night.

>> like a good little organization, we sent three camera crews to see the youngsters and record the sightings and sounds for posterity, the pictures are very good, but someone asked what the fuss was about. and we found we had no answer. so good night for nbc news.

>> turns out those 4,000 shrieking youngsters who showed up at kennedy airport that day might have been on to something.

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