Here’s incomplete audio from a promotional spot urging viewers to watch CBS News on Election Night 1968:
This particular spot aired right after the closing credits to The Jackie Gleason Show on Saturday, November 2nd, 1968. Election Night came there days later on Tuesday, November 5th.
Here’s a transcript:
Tuesday November 5th is Election Day. You’re entitled to two votes. When you go to the polls the choice is yours. When it comes to viewing the results the choice is still yours. But may I recommend broadcasting’s top news team?
The CBS news team. Election night on CB–
About This Recording
Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 1968
Station: WJBK-TV (Channel 2, Detroit)