William Leiss: Death came to two noted figures during the year. In Hollywood, that child of packaged cinema sex, Marilyn Monroe, stabbed the conscience of the tinsel world for a brief moment. Dr. Theodore Curphey reported on the cause of her death.
Dr. Theodore Curphey: "Examination by the top psychology laboratory indicates the death was due to a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs."
William Leiss: Death also took one of the world's most beloved and noble woman, Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And Ambassador Stevenson spoke for all peoples when he said.
Ambassador Adlai Stevenson: "The United States, the United Nations, the world, has lost one of its great citizens. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt is dead, and a cherished friend of all mankind is gone."
William Leiss: It started as a small cloud on the Texas horizon. Big-hearted, open-handed, smiling Billie Sol Estes, whose success story was legend, got into a little difficulty over fertilizer tanks. But before the year was over, the cloud was a storm: Billie Sol was convicted a fraud.
Unknown Speaker: "Former financial Boy Wonder Billie Sol Estes has been found guilty of swindling. but when he will serve his first day in prison is still anybody's guess. A District Court jury in Tyler, Texas returned the verdict of guilty last night and set the penalty at eight years in the penitentiary."