“CUT SOUND ON TV PROGRAM”,
23 January 1958 (Gettysburg Times, Pennsylvania)
CBS cut off the sound during a UFO TV debate on 22 January 1958:
Quote from the article:
“The sound was cut off on a CBS television program last night when author Donald E. Keyhoe, a former Marine Corps major, began to digress from the script in speaking of flying saucers.
A network employe explained that nobody knew what he was going to say.
Keyhoe was silenced for about 15 seconds during ‘The Armstrong Circle Theater’ presentation of a documentary on flying objects.
He had just said: ‘We are meeting in secret with a congressional committee. If these meetings were public it would be proved,’ when the sound was cut.”
Other U.S. newspapers also reported on this TV incident:
“AUTHOR DIGRESSES ON TV, SOUND IS CUT”, 23 January 1958 (The New York Times)
“KEYHOE AIRS REMARKS; Author Completes Statement Cut Off on TV Show” 24 January (The New York Times)
“Flying Saucer Comment Cut Off TV Show”, 23 January 1958
(Los Angeles Times, California)
“Saucer Fans Left Up In Air”, 23 January 1958
(The Miami News, Florida)
“Sound Is Cut From Program On Saucers”, 22 January 1958
(Park City Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky)
The late Major Donald Edward Keyhoe, U.S. Marine Corps,