The Hindenburg Disaster


Wikipedia’s entry on The Hindenburg:

The disaster is well recorded because of an extraordinary amount of newsreel coverage, photographs, and Herbert Morrison’s recorded on-the-scene, eyewitness radio report from the landing field. The number of journalists present came as a response to a heavy publicity over the first transatlantic passenger flight of the year by zeppelin to the US.[6] Morrison’s recording was not broadcast until the next day. Parts of his report were later dubbed onto the newsreel footage, giving a false impression to many modern viewers, more accustomed to live television reporting, that the words and film were recorded together. Morrison’s broadcast remains one of the most famous in history — his plaintive words, “Oh, the humanity!” resonate with the impact of the disaster.