7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics

This is the early evening edition of the news.
The recent fight in the House of Representatives was over the open housing
section of the Civil Rights Bill.
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 Committee.
In Los Angeles today comedian Lenny Bruce died of what was believed to be an
overdoes of narcotics.
Bruce was 42 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 off the march and the
police in Cicero said they would ask the National Guard to 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 an strangled in their Chicago apartment.
In Washington the atmosphere was tense today as a special subcommittee of the
House Committee on Un-American activities continued its probe into anti-
Viet nam war protests.
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 Viet nam, 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,

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.

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DP, Paul Simon

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This is honestly masterful. A sweet and soothing Christmas Carol contrasts the depressing news.


@Jim Gleeson indeed

Jim Gleeson

The art of tragic irony. Poetically presented. Cynisism!

William Gibson

This is still powerful now. Imagine how it sounded at the height of the Vietnam War. I had the privilege of of hearing it then as a teenager. I was moved to tears. I still am.


I played this for my daughter today. I was 4 when it first came out, first heard it "properly" in college, and I cried playing it for her. I told her I just could not believe how appropriate it is to this day, in 2020. Incredibly sad.

The Monolith

I would also listen to the Phoebe Bridgers version from last year. A beautiful version reflecting the issues today ... which are the same as when S&G sang it.

Nam Greenberet

This song holds a special place in my soul.I was with the medics at LZ Uplift,a small outpost in central Vietnam.This song was playing on the radio as we placed our captain in a body bag and right as the radio played the words sleep in heavenly peace they zipped up the body bag.It is one of the most lasting memories that I will never forget.Rest in peace captain.

Patrick McCutcheon

I listen to this every Christmas since the first time I heard it. Very somber tune but as I heard it said once before, "Sometimes the most beautiful things are kind of melancholy." I love Simon and Garfunkel. They are staples in American music.

Eric Samuelson

The radio announcer was none other than Charlie O'Donnell 8 years before "Wheel of Fortune"

Sergej Lovrekovic

thanks phoebes, for making me go and discover all the versions <3

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