Derby Entrants Turn In Final Trials: Beam 82nd Derby Throughout World; Nation Gets CBS Radio-TV Coverage; Armed Services, Voice of America Will Air, Daily Racing Form, 1956-05-05


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Derby Entrants Turn In Final Trials Beam 82nd Derby Throughout World WorldNation Nation Gets CBS RadioTV Coverage Armed Services Voice of America Will Air AirBy By LEO MISHKIN MISHKINPreceded Preceded by a series of features and previews leading up to the main event the Columbia Broadcasting System tele ¬ vision and radio networks will air the Kentucky Derby today to an estimated audience of upwards of 40000000 viewers and listeners throughout the country countryIn In addition both the Armed Forces Radio Service and the Voice of America will broadcast the Run for the Roses abroad beaming the description of the classic to service men overseas and in foreign languages to countries both out ¬ side and inside the iron curtain curtainLast Last Tuesday CBS radio carried the Derby Trial described by Bryan Pield and incorporated into the regular news program with Allan Jackson Friday Phil Sutterfield had additional special coverage on the networks News of America with Most tracks whose programs will not have been concluded by the tune the field lines up for the Kentucky Derby have made arrangements to bring running descriptions of the race to their patrons via either television or radio a repeat performance scheduled for today covering uptotheminute news of the classic classicThe The actual running of the Derby itself will be simulcast by both networks TV and radio with Fred Capossela calling the race Field providing the color com ¬ mentary and Sutterfield interviewing the winning jockey owners and trainers in the winners circle afterwards Air time will be from 415 to 445 p m CDT CDTAt At 345 p m CDT today CBS radio will again feature the traditional Derby Preview a program featuring interviews with the top sports writers of the country now at Churchill Downs for the event while at 400 p m CDT CBS televi ¬ sion will have Chris Schenkel serving as a guide for a TV visit to the historic site introducing other prominent personalities on hand and mingling with the throngs to give viewers the feeling of excitement at the track as post time comes up upThe The network will have four cameras in position to cover the event at Churchill Downs Two will be placed on the roof of the grandstand to get an overall pano ¬ rama of the track and the crowds in attendance These cameras will be able to follow the race without losing any of the horses at any time timeA A third camera will be placed atop the pagoda in the infield and a fourth will be stationed behind the main stands overlook ¬ ing the rock garden catching color shots of the gardens the crowds the tote boards and other features featuresOn On television the race will be carried by 187 stations across the country and on radio by an additional 203 stations Through a hookup at Toronto the race will also be carried by the Canadian Broadcasting Company across the whole Dominion of Canada and in addition a direct broadcast will also be made out to the Pacific via Honolulu and the Hawaiian Islands I FRED CAPOSSELA Noted race broad ¬ caster will describe the running of to ¬ days Kentucky Derby oyer both televsion and radio

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