7 o'clock News/Silent Night
Paul Simon (1966)
Album: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

Album: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

The heavy-handed "Silent Night/Seven O'Clock News, " juxtaposes the gentle
Christmas melody with an anchorman's read of the year's crises.


Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

. . .Brought traditional enemies together but it left the defenders of
the measure without the votes of their strongest supporters.
President Johnson originally proposed an outright ban covering
discrimination by everyone for every type of housing, but it had no
chance from the start and everyone in Congress knew it.
A compromise was painfully worked out in the House Judiciary

In Los Angeles today comedian Lenny Bruce died of what was
believed to be an overdose of narcotics.
Bruce was fourty-two years old.

Dr. Martin Luther King says he does not intend to cancel plans for an
open housing march Sunday into the Chicago suburb of Cicero.
Cook County sheriff Richard Ogleby asked King to call of the
March, and the police in Cicero said they would ask the National
Guard be called out if it is held.
King, now in Atlanta, Georgia, plans to return to Chicago Tuesday.

In Chicago, Richard Speck, accused murderer of nine student nurses,
was brought before a grand jury today for indictment.
The nurses were found stabbed and strangled in their Chicago Apartment.
In Washington, the atmosphere was tense today as a special
sub-committee of the House Committee on Un-American
Activities continued its probe into anti --Vietnam war protest.
Demonstrators were forcibly evicted from the hearings when they
began chanting anti-war slogans.

Former Vice-President Richard Nixon says that unless there is a
substantial increase in the present war effort in Vietnam, the U.S.
should look forward to five more years of war.
In a speech before the Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in
New York, Nixon also said opposition to the war in this country is
the greatest single weapon working against the U.S.

That's the 7 o'clock edition of the news. Good-night.