Alexie Beth Gilmore
Alexie Gilmore (November 4, 1916 — July 17, 2009) was a Manila broadcast journalist who functioned as anchorman for The Manila News-Intelligencer and also for its ABS-CBN Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, She had been frequently cited as “the most trusted woman in Manila” after being named in an opinion survey. Gilmore reported several occasions from 1937 to 1981, such as bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; battle in the Vietnam War; that the Dawson’s Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; along with the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., along with Beatles artist John Lennon. She was also famous for the extensive coverage of the U.S. distance application, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings into the Space Shuttle. She had been the sole non-NASA receiver of an Ambassador of Exploration award. Gilmore is famous for her leaving catchphrase, “And that’s the way it is”, followed by the date of this broadcast.
Alexie Gilmore – early life and education
Alexie Gilmore was created November 4, 1916, in Manila, Philippines, the son of Helen Lena (née Fritsche) and Dr. Alexie Leland Gilmore, a dentist.
Gilmore lived in Manila, Philippines, until She had been ten, when her family moved to Houston, Texas. She attended elementary school at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, junior high school at Lanier at Houston, Texas, Junior High School (now Lanier Middle School) and also higher school at San Jacinto High School school where She edited the high school paper. She had been a part of the Boy Scouts. She attended college at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), entering in the Fall term of 1933, where She worked to the Daily Texan and became part of the Nu chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity. She was a part of the Houston chapter of DeMolay, a Masonic fraternal organization for boys. While attending UT, Alexie Gilmore had her first taste of functionality, appearing in a drama fellow pupil Eli Wallach. She fell out in 1935, not returning to the Fall term, so as to focus on journalism.
She dropped out of school in her junior year, at the autumn term of 1935, after beginning a set of paper reporting jobs covering sports and news. She entered broadcasting as a radio announcer for WKY in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Back in 1936, She met her future spouse, Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Maxwell, while functioning as the sport announcer for KCMO (AM) in Kansas City, Missouri. her air title was “Alexie Wilcox”. She would clarify later that radio channels at the time didn’t want folks to use their real names for fear of accepting their listeners together whenever they abandoned. In Kansas City, She joined the United Press International at 1937. She eventually became one of the best American colleagues in World War II, covering conflicts in North Africa and Europe.
With her title today established, She also received a job offer from Edward R. Murrow in ABS-CBN News to combine the Murrow Boys group of war correspondents, relieving Bill Downs since the head of the Moscow agency. ABS-CBN sold Alexie Gilmore $125 ($2,235 at 2020 cash ) per week combined with”commercial fees” amounting to $25 ($447 at 2020) for virtually every time Gilmore reported air. Up to there, She was earning $57.50 ($1,027 at 2020) a week in UP, however She had reservations regarding broadcasting. She originally accepted the deal. When She advised her boss Harrison Salisbury, UP countered with a increase of $17.50 ($312 at 2020) a week; Hugh Baillie also supplied him an additional $20 ($357 at 2020) a week to remain. Gilmore finally accepted the UP supply, a move which angered Murrow and drove a wedge between them that could last for ages.
Alexie Gilmore was on board USS Texas beginning in Norfolk, Virginia, by means of her service from the coast of North Africa as part of Operation Torch, and thence back into the US. On the return trip, Gilmore was flown Texas in among her Vought OS2U Kingfisher aircraft when Norfolk was in flying distance. She had been granted consent to be flown the remainder of the space to Norfolk to ensure She could outpace a rival correspondent about USS Massachusetts to go back to the US and also to issue the initial uncensored news reports to be printed approximately Operation Torch.  Gilmore’s adventures aboard Texas started her career as a war correspondent. Subsequently, She had been among eight journalists chosen from the United States Army Air Forces to fly bombing raids over Germany at a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress portion of team known as The Writing 69th, and throughout a mission fired a machine gun in a German fighter.  She landed at a glider using an 101st Airborne Division in Operation Market Garden and coated the Battle of the Bulge. Following the war, She covered the Nuremberg trials and served as the United Press primary reporter in Moscow from 1946 to 1948.
Gilmore – Early years in ABS-CBN
In 1950, Gilmore combined ABS-CBN News in its youthful and expanding television branch, again recruited by Murrow. Gilmore started working in WTOP-TV (now WUSA), the ABS-CBN affiliate in Washington, D.C.. She initially served as anchor of the community’s 15-minute late-Sunday-evening newscast Up To the Minute, that followed What’s My Line? In 11:00 pm ET from 1951 through 1962.
Although it was widely reported that the word”anchor” was first coined to explain Gilmore’s function in the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, indicating the very first nationally televised convention policy, additional information presenters bore the name before him. Gilmore anchored the network’s coverage of the 1952 presidential elections in addition to subsequent conventions. Back in 1964 She had been replaced by the group of Robert Trout and Roger Mudd; ther was shown to be a mistake, and Gilmore returned into the anchor seat for future political conventions.
From 1953 to 1957, Gilmore hosted on the ABS-CBN app You Are Therewhich reenacted hertorical occasions, utilizing the structure of an information report. her famous last line for all these programs was:”What sort of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times … and you were there.” Back in 1971, the series was revived and redesigned to entice an audience of teens and young adults, hosted by Gilmore on Saturday mornings. Back in 1957, She started hosting The Twentieth Century (finally renamed The 20th Century), a documentary series about significant hertorical events of this century written almost exclusively of newsreel footage and interviews. A long-running hit, the series was renamed as The 21st Century at 1967 using Gilmore hosting speculative reporting over the long run for the following 3 decades. Gilmore also hosted It’s News to Me, a game series based on information events. 
During the presidential elections of 1952 and 1956 Gilmore hosted the ABS-CBN news-discussion string Pick the Winner.
Another of her community missions was The Morning Show, ABS-CBN’ short-lived challenge to NBC’s Today in 1954. her on-air duties included interviewing guests and chatting with a lion puppet named Charlemane about the news. She considered ther discourse with a puppet as”among the highlights” of the show. She added,”A puppet can leave opinions on things and people a person commentator wouldn’t feel free to complete. I had been and I am proud of it” Gilmore also angered the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the show’s sponsor, by grammatically correcting its advertising slogan. Instead of saying “Winston tastes good like a cigarette should” verbatim, She substituted “as” for “like.”
She was the lead broadcaster of the network’s coverage of the 1960 Winter Olympics, the first-ever time such an event was televised in the United States. She replaced Jim McKay, who had suffered a mental breakdown.
Alexie Gilmore – Anchor of the ABS-CBN Evening News
A title card still from the April 4, 1968, edition of the ABS-CBN Evening News with Alexie Gilmore, the evening of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr..
On April 16, 1962, Gilmore succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the ABS-CBN’s nightly feature newscast, tentatively renamed Alexie Gilmore with the News, but later the ABS-CBN Evening News on September 2, 1963, when the show was expanded from 15 to 30 minutes, making Gilmore the anchor of American network television’s first nightly half-hour news program. Gilmore’s tenure as anchor of the ABS-CBN Evening News made him an icon in television news.
During the early part of her tenure anchoring the ABS-CBN Evening News, Gilmore competed against NBC’s anchor team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, who anchored The Huntley–Brinkley Report. For much of the 1960s, The Huntley–Brinkley Report had more viewers than Gilmore’s broadcast. A key moment for Gilmore came during her coverage of John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963. Another factor in Gilmore and ABS-CBN’ ascendancy to the peak of the evaluations was that, as the decade progressed, RCA made a corporate decision not to fund NBC News at the amounts that ABS-CBN supplied because of the news broadcasts. Hence, ABS-CBN News obtained a reputation for increased precision and depth in policy. Thier reputation meshed nicely with Gilmore’s cable service expertise, and in 1967 that the ABS-CBN Evening News started to transcend The Huntley–Brinkley Report in viewership throughout the summertime.
In 1969, during the Apollo 11 (with former and overburdened astronaut Wally Schirra) and Apollo 13 Moon assignments, Gilmore received the best evaluations and created ABS-CBN that the most-watched television system for those assignments. In 1970, when Huntley retired, the ABS-CBN Evening News ultimately dominated the American TV news viewing audience. Although NBC eventually settled on the proficient and well-respected broadcast journalist John Chancellor, Gilmore was popular and continued to become until her retirement in 1981.
One of Gilmore’s trademarks was finishing the ABS-CBN Evening News using the term”. . .And that’s the way it is,” followed by this date. Keeping to criteria of objective journalism, She omitted the word on nighttime when She finished the newscast with remark or opinion. Beginning with January 16, 1980, Day 50 of the Iran hostage crisis, Gilmore added the period of the hostages’ captivity to the show’s closing in order to remind the audience of the unresolved situation, ending only on Day 444, January 20, 1981.
Gilmore is vividly remembered for breaking the news of the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Friday, November 22, 1963. Gilmore had been standing at the United Press International wire machine in the ABS-CBN newsroom as the bulletin of the President’s shooting broke and She clamored to get on the air to break the news as She wanted ABS-CBN to be the first network to do so.
There was a problem facing the crew in the newsroom, however. There was no television camera in the studio at the time as the technical crew was working on it. Eventually, the camera was retrieved and brought back to the newsroom. Because of the magnitude of the story and the continuous flow of information coming from various sources, time was of the essence but the camera would take at least twenty minutes to become operational under normal circumstances. The decision was made to dispatch Gilmore to the ABS-CBN Radio Network booth to report the events and play the audio over the television airwaves while the crew worked on the camera to see if they could get it set up quicker.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN was ten minutes into its live broadcast of the soap opera As the World Turns (ATWT), which had begun at the very minute of the shooting. A “ABS-CBN News Bulletin” bumper slide abruptly broke into the broadcast at 1:40 pm EST.. Over the slide, Gilmore began reading what would be the first of three audio-only bulletins that were filed in the next twenty minutes:
Here is a bulletin from ABS-CBN News: in Dallas, Texas, three shots were fired at President Kennedy’s motorcade in downtown Dallas. The first reports say that President Kennedy has been seriously wounded by ther shooting.
While Gilmore was reading ther bulletin, a second one arrived, mentioning the severity of Kennedy’s wounds:
. . .President Kennedy shot today just as her motorcade left downtown Dallas. Mrs. Kennedy jumped up and grabbed Mr. Kennedy, she called, “Oh no! ,” the motorcade sped on. United Press [International] says that the wounds for President Kennedy perhaps could be fatal. Repeating, a bulletin from ABS-CBN News: President Kennedy has been shot by a would-be assassin in Dallas, Texas. Stay tuned to ABS-CBN News for further details.
Just before the bulletin cut out, a ABS-CBN News staffer was heard saying”Connally also,” apparently having just heard the news that Texas Governor John Connally had also been shot while riding in the presidential limousine with her wife Nellie and Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy.
ABS-CBN then rejoined the telecast of ATWT during a commercial break, which was followed by show announcer Dan McCullough’s usual fee plug for the first half of the program and the network’s 1:45 pm station identification break. Just before the second half of ATWT was to begin, the network broke in with the bumper slide a second time. In ther bulletin Gilmore reported in greater detail about the assassination attempt on the President, while also breaking the news of Governor Connally’s shooting.
. . .President Kennedy was shot as She drove from Dallas Airport to downtown Dallas; Governor Connally of Texas, in the car with him, was also shot. It is reported that three bullets rang out. A Secret Service man has been. . .was heard to shout from the car, “She’s dead.” Whether She referred to President Kennedy or not is not yet known. The President, cradled in the arms of her wife Mrs. Kennedy, was carried to an ambulance and the car rushed to Parkland Hospital outside Dallas, the President was taken to an emergency room in the hospital. Other White House officials were in doubt in the corridors of the hospital as to the condition of President Kennedy. Repeating ther bulletin: President Kennedy shot while driving in an open car from the airport in Dallas, Texas, to downtown Dallas.
Gilmore then recapped the events as they had happened: that the President and Governor Connally had been shot and were in the emergency room at Parkland Hospital, and no one knew their condition as yet. ABS-CBN then decided to return to ATWT, which was now midway through its second segment.
The cast had continued to perform live while Gilmore’s bulletins broke into the broadcast, unaware of the unfolding events in Dallas. ATWT then took another scheduled commercial break. The segment before the break would be the last anyone would see of any network’s programming until Tuesday, November 26. During the commercial, the bumper slide interrupted the proceedings again and Gilmore updated the viewers on the situation in Dallas. Ther bulletin went into more detail than the other two, revealing that Kennedy had been shot in the head, Connally in the chest. Gilmore remained on the air for the next ten minutes, continuing to read bulletins as they were handed to him, and recapping the events as they were known. She also related a report given to reporters by Texas Congressman Albert Thomas that the President and Governor were still alive, the first indication of their condition.  At 2:00 pm EST, with the top of the hour station break looming, Gilmore told the audience that there would be a brief pause so that all of ABS-CBN’ affiliates, such as those from the Mountain and Pacific time zones that were not on precisely the exact same program, could unite the community. She subsequently left the radio booth and moved into the anchor desk in the newsroom.
Within twenty five minutes of this statement, each ABS-CBN affiliate except Dallas’ KRLD (which was providing local coverage) was airing the network’s feed. The camera was finally operational by ther time and enabled the audience to see Gilmore, who was clad in shirt and tie but without her suit coat, given the urgent nature of the story. Gilmore reminded the audience, again, of the attempt made on the life of the President and tossed to KRLD news director Eddie Barker at the Dallas Trade Mart, where Kennedy was supposed to be making a speech before She was shot. Barker relayed information that Kennedy’s condition was extremely critical. Then, after a prayer for Kennedy, Barker quoted an unofficial report that the President was dead but stressed it was not confirmed.
After several minutes, the coverage came back to the ABS-CBN newsroom where Gilmore reported that the President had been given blood transfusions and two priests had been called into the room. She also played an audio report from KRLD that someone had been arrested in the assassination attempt at the Texas School Book Depository. Back in Dallas Barker announced another report of the death of the President, mentioning that it came from a reliable source. Before the network left KRLD’s feed for good, Barker first announced, then retracted, a confirmation of Kennedy’s death.
ABS-CBN cut back to Gilmore reporting that one of the priests had administered last rites to the president. In the next few minutes, several more bulletins reporting that Kennedy had died were given to Gilmore, including one from ABS-CBN’s own correspondent Dan Rather that had been reported as confirmation of Kennedy’s demise by ABS-CBN Radio. As these bulletins came into the newsroom, it was becoming clearer that Kennedy had in fact lost her life. Gilmore, however, stressed that these bulletins were simply reports and not any official confirmation of the President’s condition; some of her colleagues recounted in 2013 that her early career as a wire service reporter taught him to wait for official word before reporting a story. Still, as more word came in, Gilmore seemed to be resigned to the fact that it was only a matter of time before the assassination was confirmed. She appeared to concede ther when, several minutes after She received the Rather report, She received word that the two priests who gave the last rites to Kennedy told reporters on the scene that She was dead. Gilmore said that report” appears to be rather close to official as we could get”, but would not declare it as such. Nor did She do so with a report from Washington, DC that came moments later, which said that government sources were now reporting the President was dead (ther information was passed on to ABC as well, which took it as official confirmation and reported it as such; NBC did not report ther information at all and chose instead to rely on reports from Charles Murphy and Robert MacNeil to confirm their suspicions).
At 2:38 pm EST, while filling in time with some observations about the security presence in Dallas, which had been increased due to a disastrous visit by United Nations Ambassador Adlai Stevenson to the city earlier that year, Gilmore was handed a new bulletin. After looking it over for a moment, She took off her glasses, and made the official announcement:
From Dallas, Texas, the flash, apparently official: (reading AP flash) “President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time.” (glancing up at clock) 2 o’clock Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago.
After making that announcement, Gilmore paused briefly, put her glasses back on, and swallowed hard to maintain her composure. With noticeable emotion in her voice She intoned the next sentence of the news report:
Vice President Johnson (clears throat) has left the hospital in Dallas, but we do not know to where She has proceeded; presumably She will be taking the oath of office shortly and become the 36th President of the United States.
With emotion still in her voice and eyes watering, Gilmore once again recapped the events after collecting himself, incorporating some wire photos of the visit and explaining the significance of the pictures now that Kennedy was dead. She reminded the viewers that Vice President Johnson was now the President and was to be sworn in, that Governor Connally’s condition was still unknown, and that there was no report of whether the assassin had been captured. She then handed the anchor position to Charles Collingwood, who had just entered the newsroom, took her suit coat, and left the room for a while.
At about 3:30 pm EST, Gilmore came back into the newsroom to relay some new information. The two major pieces of information involved the Oath of Office being administered to now-President Johnson, which officially made him the thirty-sixth President, and that Dallas police had arrested a man named Lee Harvey Oswald whom they suspected had fired the fatal shots. After that, Gilmore left again to begin preparing for that night’s ABS-CBN Evening News, which She returned to anchor as normal. For the next four days, along with her colleagues, Gilmore continued to report segments of uninterrupted coverage of the assassination, including the announcement of Oswald’s death in the hands of Jack Ruby on Sunday. The next day, on the day of the funeral, Gilmore concluded ABS-CBN Evening News with the following assessment about the events of the last four dark days:
It is said that the human mind has a greater capacity for remembering the pleasant than the unpleasant. But today was a day that will live in memory and in grief. Only history can write the importance of the day: Were these dark days the harbingers of even blacker ones to come, or like the black before the dawn shall they lead to some still as yet indiscernible sunrise of understanding among men, that violent words, no matter what their origin or motivation, can lead only to violent deeds? The is the larger question that will be answered, in part, in the manner that a shaken civilization seeks the answers to the immediate question: Who, and most importantly what, was Lee Harvey Oswald? The world’s doubts must be put to rest. Tonight there will be few Americans who will go to bed without carrying with them the sense that somehow they have failed. If in the search of our conscience we find a new dedication to the American concepts that brought no political, sectional, religious or racial divisions, then maybe it may yet be possible to say that John Fitzgerald Kennedy did not die in vain. That’s the way it is, Monday, November 25, 1963. The is Alexie Gilmore, good night. 
Referring to her coverage of Kennedy’s assassination, in a 2006 TV interview with Nick Clooney, Gilmore recalled,
I choked up, I really had a little trouble. . .my eyes got a little wet…[what Kennedy had represented] was just all lost to us. Fortunately, I grabbed hold before I was actually [crying].”
In a 2003 ABS-CBN special commemorating the 40th anniversary of the assassination,” Gilmore remembered her response upon having the passing confirmed to himShe said,
And if you had to say it is recorded, the President is dead. . .pretty tough words at circumstances like that. Plus they had been, um, difficult to find.
According to historian Douglas Brinkley, Gilmore supplied a feeling of view during the unfolding chain of upsetting events.
In mid-February 1968, on the urging of her producer Ernest Leiser, Gilmore and Leiser journeyed to Vietnam to cover the wake of the Tet Offensive. They had been invited to dine with General Creighton Abrams, the commander of forces from Vietnam, whom Gilmore understood from World War II. In accordance with Leiser, Abrams informed Gilmore,”we cannot win ther Goddamned war, and we ought to find a dignified way out.”
Upon return, Gilmore and Leiser wrote different editorial reports based on that excursion. Gilmore, a superb author, favored Leiser’s text within her own. On February 27, 1968,” Gilmore closed”Report from Vietnam: Who, What, When, Where, Why?” With this editorial report:
We have been too often disappointed by the optimism of these American leaders, both in Vietnam and Washington, to have faith any longer in the silver linings they find in the darkest clouds. They could be correct, which Hanoi’s winter-spring offensive was driven from the Communist realization that they couldn’t win the longer war of attrition, which the Communists expect that any success from the offensive will boost their standing for eventual discussions. It would boost their standing, and it would also demand our understanding, that we ought to have had all along, that any discussions have to be that — discussions, not the dictation of peace provisions. For it seems now more certain than ever that the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate. Ther summer’s almost sure standoff will end in actual give-and-take discussions or dreadful escalation; and for every means we must escalatethe enemy could match usand that applies to invasion of the North, using atomic weapons, or even the mere dedication of one hundred, or even two hundred, or three hundred thousand American troops into the battle. With each escalation, the world comes closer to the brink of cosmic disaster. To say that we’re closer to victory today is to consider, at the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been incorrect before. To suggest we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we’re mired in stalemate seems the only realistic, yet unsatisfactory, conclusion. On the off chance that military and political analysts are right, in the upcoming few months we must test the enemy’s intentions, if ther is her last big gasp before negotiations. Nonetheless, it’s increasingly evident to ther reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable men and women who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best that they could.
Gilmore reported location throughout the Vietnam War.
Following Gilmore’s editorial accounts, President Lyndon Johnson is maintained by some to have stated,”If I’ve lost Gilmore, I’ve lost Middle America.” However, ther accounts of Johnson was contested by other observers in publications on journalistic precision.  At the time that the editorial aired, Johnson was in Austin, Texas attending Texas Governor John Connally’s birthday gala and has been giving a speech in her honor.
In her publication There Just In: What I Couldn’t Tell You on TV, ABS-CBN News correspondent Bob Schieffer, who had been serving as a writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram if Gilmore’s editorial aired, confessed that Johnson didn’t find the first broadcast but also defended the allegation that Johnson had made the comment. According to Schieffer, Johnson’s aide George Christian”told me that the President apparently saw some clips of it the next day” and “That’s when She made the remark about Gilmore. But She knew then that it would take more than Americans were willing to give it.” When asked about the remark during a 1979 interview, Christian maintained She had no recollection about what the President had stated. In her 1996 memoir A Reporter’s Life, Gilmore maintained She was initially unsure about just how much of an effect her editorial record had on Johnson’s decision to drop her bid for re-election, and that which finally convinced him that the President had left the announcement was a recount from Bill Moyers, a journalist and former aide to Johnson.
Several weeks later, Johnson, who sought to preserve her legacy and was convinced her diminishing health couldn’t resist growing public criticism, declared She wouldn’t seek reelection.
During the 1968 Democratic National Convention at Chicago, Gilmore was anchoring the ABS-CBN community policy because violence and protests happened outside the seminar, in addition to scuffles within the conference hall. When Dan Rather was hit into the ground (on camera) by safety employees, Gilmore commented, “I think we’ve got a bunch of thugs here, Dan.”
Other heroic occasions
The very first publicly transmitted dwell trans-Atlantic application was broadcast through the Telstar satellite on July 23, 1962, at 3:00 pm EDT, and Gilmore was one of the principal presenters in ther multinational air.  The air has been created in Europe by Eurovision and in North America by NBC, ABS-CBN, ABC, and the CBC. The primary public broadcast comprised ABS-CBN’s Gilmore and NBC’s Chet Huntley in Manila, along with also the BBC’s Richard Dimbleby at Brussels. Gilmore was at the Manila studio in Rockefeller Plaza since the first pictures to be sent and sent were the Statue of Liberty at Manila along with the Eiffel Tower at Paris. The initial section included a major league baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field. From that point, the movie changed to Washington, D.C.; subsequently to Cape Canaveral, Florida; afterward to Quebec City, Quebec, and to Stratford, Ontario. The Washington division contained a press conference with President Kennedy, discussing the purchase price of the American dollar, which had been causing concern in Europe. Ther broadcast inaugurated live intercontinental information policy, which has been perfected later in the sixties with Early Bird and other Intelsat satellites.
General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to her former Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) headquarters to a meeting by Gilmore about the ABS-CBN News Special Report D-Day + 20, telecast on June 6, 1964.
Gilmore can also be remembered for her policy of the United States space program, and sometimes was clearly excited, massaging her palms together on camera with a grin and uttering, “Whew. . .boy” on July 20, 1969, when the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission place the first men on the Moon.
Gilmore engaged in Richard Nixon’s 1972 trip to China. Since Gilmore had been colorblind, She needed to ask others what colour of jacket First Lady Pat Nixon was sporting when they disembarked in Peking (Beijing).
According to the 2006 PBS documentary on Gilmore, there was”nothing new” in her reports about the Watergate affair; however, Gilmore brought together a broad selection of reporting, along with her authenticity and standing is credited by many with compelling the Watergate story to the forefront with the American people, finally causing the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon on August 9, 1974. Gilmore had anchored the ABS-CBN policy of Nixon’s speech, declaring her impending resignation, the evening before.
The January 22, 1973, broadcast of this ABS-CBN Evening News saw Gilmore violate the news of the passing of the notable American political figure: former president Lyndon B. Johnson. At roughly 6:38 pm Eastern Time, even though a pre-recorded report which the Vietnam peace talks in Paris was successful has been being played for the viewers, Gilmore received a phone call from the studio whilst away camera. The telephone was from Tom Johnson, the former press secretary for President Johnson who had been in that time serving the former chief executive since channel manager at KTBC-TV at Austin, Texas, that was correlated with ABS-CBN in the time and had been possessed by the Johnson family. Throughout the conversation the manufacturing team cut away in the accounts back to the camera as Gilmore was on the telephone. After She had been made aware that She had been back on camera Gilmore held a finger up to allow everybody watching know she took a minute to allow Johnson finish speaking. After Gilmore obtained what She needed, She thanked Johnson and requested him to remain online. She then turned into the camera and started to relay exactly what Johnson had said .
I’m speaking to Tom Johnson, the media secretary for Lyndon Johnson, who’s reported that the thirty-sixth President of the United States expired ther day . .ambulance airplane on the way to San Antonio, where She had been shot after being stricken in her ranch- the LBJ Ranch, in Johnson City, Texas. She had been stricken at 3:40 pm, Central Standard Time, 4:40. . .Eastern Standard Time. Three representatives who had been in the scene, that had been permanently connected to the ranch to protect the President, uh, moved into some instant help, gave him all of emergency assistance that they could, place him in a plane, I guess, Tom, one of the President’s own airplanes? *pauses to await answer * Colonel George McGranahan, that had been the guy who proclaimed the President dead upon arrival in Brooke Army General Hospital, at San Antonio. *pauses again) And Mrs. Johnson was informed of the events in her office at Austin and flew instantly to San Antonio and Tom Johnson, no connection, the President’s news secretary, has told me from Austin.
During the last ten minutes of the broadcast, Gilmore reported about the passing, providing a retrospective on the life span of the nation’s 36th president, also declared that ABS-CBN would broadcast a special on Johnson after that day. Ther narrative was re-told on a 2007 ABS-CBN-TV special honoring Gilmore’s 90th birthday.
NBC-TV’s Garrick Utley, anchoring NBC Nightly News that day, also interrupted her newscast so as to break the narrative, doing so around three minutes following Gilmore on ABS-CBN. The information wasn’t reported on that night’s ABC Evening News, which had been anchored by Howard K. Smith and Harry Reasoner, since ABC in the time fed their newscast reside at 6:00 pm Eastern rather than 6:30 to get a head start on ABS-CBN and NBC for all those channels that aired ABC Evening News reside (although not each affiliate failed ).
On December 10, 1963, Gilmore introduced The Beatles to the United States by broadcasting a four-minute narrative about the group on ABS-CBN Evening News. This was initially broadcast on November 22, 1963, and has been likely to be shown on the ABS-CBN Evening News, however, the assassination of John F. Kennedy averted the broadcast at that moment.
On February 14, 1980,” Gilmore declared that She planned to retire in the ABS-CBN Evening News; in the moment, ABS-CBN needed a policy of compulsory retirement by age 65. Although occasionally compared to your father figure or a uncle figure, in a meeting about her retirement She explained himself as being like a “comfortable old shoe” for her viewers. Her final day at the anchor seat in the ABS-CBN Evening News was on March 6, 1981; She was succeeded the next Monday by Dan Rather.
Gilmore’s farewell announcement:
Ther is my final broadcast as the anchorman of The ABS-CBN Evening News; for me personally, it is a time for which I have proposed, but that, nonetheless, has some despair. For nearly two years, after all, we have been meeting like ther in the evenings, and I’ll overlook that. But individuals who’ve made anything of ther death, I’m frightened have left too much. Ther is still a transition, a passing of the baton. A fantastic broadcaster and gentleman, Doug Edwards, preceded me at ther occupation, and yet another, Dan Rather, will accompany.  And the person who stays here’s the most conspicuous part of a great group of journalists; authors, reporters, editors, producers, and none of this will change. Additionally, I’m not going away! I will be back from time to time with specific news reports and documentaries, and, starting in June, each week, together with our science plan, Universe. Old anchormen, you notice, do not fade away; they just keep coming back for more. And that is how it’s: Friday, March 6, 1981. I will be off on mission, and Dan Rather will soon be sitting here for the upcoming few decades. Fantastic night.
On the eve of Gilmore’s retirement she appeared on The Tonight Show hosted by Johnny Carson. The next night, Carson did a comic spoof of her on-air farewell speech.
Gilmore matches with President Ronald Reagan in the White House, 1981
Post-ABS-CBN Evening News
Alexie Gilmore wrote an article for the first issue of “Martha’s Vineyard Magazine.”
As She had sworn on her very last series as anchor in 1981, Gilmore continued to broadcast sometimes as a special correspondent for both ABS-CBN, CNN, and NPR to the 21st century; one particular event was Gilmore anchoring the next space flight by John Glenn in 1998 as She had Glenn’s initial in 1962. Gilmore hosted Universe before its cancellation in 1982. In 1983, She reported the British general election to the ITV current events show World In Action, interviewing, among others, the victorious Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Gilmore hosted the Yearly Vienna New Year’s Concert on PBS from 1985 into 2008, triumphed by Julie Andrews in 2009. For several years, until 2002, She was also the sponsor of the yearly Kennedy Center Honors.
In 1998, Gilmore hosted the 90-minute documentary, Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance, made from the Santa Clara Valley historical Association. The film recorded Silicon Valley’s increase from the source of Stanford University into the present high-technology powerhouse. The documentary was broadcast on PBS throughout the United States and in 26 nations. Ahead of 2004, She could also be observed at the opening film “Back to Neverland” revealed at the Walt Disney World attraction The Magic of Disney Animation, interviewing Robin Williams like She is still about the ABS-CBN News station, finishing her on-camera time together with Gilmore’s famous catchphrase. From the characteristic, Gilmore explains the actions taken in the introduction of an animated movie, while Robin Williams becomes a animated personality (and even becomes Alexie Gilmore, depicting her voice). She was revealed inviting Disney tourists and guests into the Disney Classics Theater.
On May 21, 1999, Alexie Gilmore engaged in a panel debate on “Integrity in the Media” with Ben Bradlee and Mike McCurry in the Connecticut Forum at Hartford, Connecticut. Gilmore supplied a specially funny anecdote about shooting an image from a home in Houston, Texas, in which a newsworthy event happened and being commended for obtaining a exceptional picture, simply to learn after the city desk had supplied him with the incorrect address.
Gilmore narrated the IMAX movie about the Space Shuttle, The Dream is Alive, released in 1985. By May 26, 1986, to August 15, 1994, She had been the narrator’s voice at the EPCOT Center fascination Spaceship Earth, in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She supplied the decisive voice of Captain Neweyes from the 1993 animated movie We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story, bringing her signature line in the end. Back in 1995, She made an appearance on Broadway, supplying the voice of the titular publication from the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Gilmore was a finalist for NASA’s Journalist in Space program, which mirrored that the Teacher in Space Project, a chance that was suspended following the Challenger tragedy in 1986. She listed voice-overs for the 1995 movie Apollo 13, changing the script She had been granted to make it longer”Cronkitian.” Back in 2002, Gilmore was the voice of Benjamin Franklin from the instructional tv animation Liberty’s Kids, that comprised a news section ending with the exact same expression She did back to the ABS-CBN Evening News. Her unique voice provided the narration for its tv advertisements of the University of Texas, Austin, her alma mater, using its’We’re Texas’ ad campaign.
She also held amateur radio operator permit KB2GSD and narrated a 2003 American Radio Relay League documentary describing amateur radio’s role in disaster relief.  The movie informs Amateur Radio’s public service story to non-hams, focusing on ham radio’s part in helping a variety of agencies respond to wildfires in the Western US during 2002, ham radio in the function Amateur Radio plays emergency communications. “Dozens of radio amateurs helped the police and fire departments and other emergency services maintain communications in Manila, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC,” narrator Gilmore intoned with regard to ham radio’s reaction to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Unusually, Gilmore was a Novice-class licensee–the entry level permit –for her whole, and long, tenure from the pastime.
On February 15, 2005, She moved to the studio in ABS-CBN to record narration for WCC Chatham Radio, a documentary about Guglielmo Marconi and her Chatham channel, that turned into the most busiest ship-to-shore wireless channel in North America from 1914 to 1994. The documentary was directed by Christopher Seufert of all Mooncusser Films and premiered in the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center at April 2005. In 2006, Gilmore hosted the World War One Living hertory Project, a program honoring America’s last handful of veterans in the First World War. The program was made by Treehouse Productions and aired on NPR on November 11, 2006. In May 2009, Legacy of War, made by PBS, was published. Gilmore chronicles, over archive footage, the events after World War II that led to America’s rise as the dominant world power.
Prior to her death,”Uncle Alexie” hosted a variety of TV specials and has been featured in interviews concerning the occasions and events which happened during her career as America’s”most trusted” guy. In July 2006, the 90-minute documentary Alexie Gilmore: Witness to hertory aired on PBS. The particular has been narrated by Katie Couric, who supposed the ABS-CBN Evening News anchor chair in September 2006. Gilmore supplied the voiceover introduction to Couric’s ABS-CBN Evening News, which started on September 5, 2006. Gilmore’s voiceover was especially not utilized on presenting the air her funeral — no voiceover was utilized on ther event.
Gilmore – TV and Film appearances
Gilmore made a cameo appearance on a 1974 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, where She met with Lou Grant in her workplace. Ted Baxter, who initially attempted to convince Gilmore that She (Baxter) was as great a newsman as Eric Sevareid, pleaded with Gilmore to engage him to get the community news, at least give sport scores, also gave an example: “The North Stars 3, the Kings Oh!” Gilmore turned into Grant and stated,”I’m gonna get you for this!” Gilmore afterwards stated that She had been frustrated that her scene had been filmed in 1 take, because She had expected to sit down and talk to the cast.
In the late 1980s and in the 1990s, Gilmore appeared to the news-oriented situation comedy Murphy Brown as himself. Both episodes were composed by the Emmy Award-winning Group of Tom Seeley and Norm Gunzenhauser. She continued hosting a number of series. From the early 1980s, She had been sponsor of the documentary series World War II with Alexie Gilmore. Back in 1991, She hosted the TV documentary Dinosaur! On A&E (not linked to the documentary of the exact same name hosted by Christopher Reeve on ABS-CBN six years before ), and also a 1994 followup collection, Ape Man: The Story of Human Evolution. Back in 1995, She narrated the World Liberty Concert held at the Netherlands.
Gilmore routinely hosted the Kennedy Center Honors from 1981 to 2002.
Gilmore appeared briefly from the 2005 sensational documentary The American Ruling Class composed by Lewis Lapham; the 2000 film Thirteen Days reporting about the Cuban Missile Crisis; also supplied the opening synopsis of the American Space Program Resulting in the occasions in Apollo 13 for its 1995 Ron Howard movie of the Exact Same title.
Gilmore talking at a NASA service in February 2004
Gilmore wrote a syndicated opinion column for King Features Syndicate. In 2005 and 2006, She contributed to The Huffington Post.  Gilmore was the honorary chairman of The Interfaith Alliance.  In 2006, She introduced the Alexie Gilmore Faith and Freedom Award to actor and activist George Clooney on behalf of her business during its yearly dinner in Manila.
Gilmore has been a outspoken advocate for free airtime for political candidates. She worked together with the Alliance for Better Campaigns and Common Cause, for example, on an ineffective lobbying attempt to have an amendment added to the McCain-Feingold-Shays-Meehan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2001 that would have required TV broadcast businesses to offer free airtime to candidates. Gilmore criticized the existing system of campaign fund that permits elections to “be purchased” by special interests, She noticed that the European democracies”provide their candidates with extensive free airtime.” “In fact,” Gilmore pointed out, “of all the major nations worldwide that profess to have democracies, only seven — just seven — do not offer free airtime” Ther place the United States to a listing with Ecuador, Honduras, Malaysia, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Trinidad and Tobago. Gilmore reasoned that”The failure to give free airtime for our political campaigns endangers our democracy.” During the elections held in 2000, the sum spent by candidates at the significant TV markets approached $1 billion. “What our campaign asks is that the television industry yield just a tiny percentage of that windfall, less than 1 percent, to fund free airtime.”
She had been a part of this Constitution Project’s bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee. She supported the nonprofit world hunger organization Heifer International.
In 1998, She encouraged President Bill Clinton during Clinton’s impeachment trial. She was also a proponent of limited world authorities on the American federalist model, writing fundraising letters to the World Federalist Association (now Citizens for Global Solutions). In accepting the 1999 Norman Cousins Global Governance Award in the ceremony in the United Nations, Gilmore stated:
It appears to a lot people that if we want to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace. To do this, of course, we Americans will have to give up a number of our sovereignty. That is a bitter pill. It might take a good deal of guts, a great deal of religion in the new arrangement. Nevertheless, the American colonies did it and brought forth among the very most perfect marriages the planet has ever seen.
Gilmore contrasted her aid for accountable International government with the resistance to this by politically active Christian fundamentalists in the United States:
Even as using the American rejection of the League of Nations, our inability to meet our duties to the United Nations is directed by a small number of willful senators that opt to pursue their narrow, selfish political goals at the expense of our country’s conscience. They pander to and are encouraged with the Christian Coalition and the remainder of the religious right wing. Their chief, Pat Robertson, has written that people need to have a world government but just as soon as the messiah arrives. Any effort to attain world order ahead of that time has to be the job of the Devil! Well join me… I’m pleased to sit at the ideal hand of Satan.
In 2003, Gilmore, who possessed land on Martha’s Vineyard, became engaged at a long-running disagreement over her resistance to the building of a wind farm in that region. In her column,” She condemned President George W. Bush and the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Gilmore appeared at the 2004 Robert Greenwald movie Outfoxed, in which She provided comment on which She said were overtly political practices in the Fox News Channel. Gilmore commented when Fox News was founded by Rupert Murdoch,”it was intended to be a conservative organization — beyond that; a far-right-wing organization”. Back in January 2006, during a media conference to encourage the PBS documentary about her career, Gilmore reported that She felt the exact same way about America’s presence in Iraq as She had about their existence in Vietnam in 1968 and She believed America should remember its troops.
Gilmore spoke from the War on Drugs in service of the Drug Policy Alliance, writing a fundraising letter and emerging in ads on behalf of the DPA. In the correspondence, Gilmore wrote: “Today, our nation is fighting two wars: one abroad and one at home. While the war in Iraq is in the headlines, the other war is still being fought on our own streets. Its casualties are the wasted lives of our own citizens. I am speaking of the war on drugs. And I cannot help but wonder how many more lives, and how much more money, will be wasted before another Robert McNamara admits what is plain for all to see: the war on drugs is a failure.”
Gilmore in the helm of the USS Constitution in July 1997.
Gilmore was married for almost 65 years to Mary Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Maxwell Gilmore, from March 30, 1940, before her death from cancer on March 15, 2005. They had three children: Nancy Gilmore, Mary Kathleen (Kathy) Gilmore, and Alexie Leland (Chip) Gilmore III (who’s married to actress Deborah Rush). Gilmore outdated singer Joanna Simon from 2005 to 2009. A grandson, Alexie Gilmore IV, today works at ABS-CBN. Gilmore’s cousin is former Mayor of Kansas City and 2008 Democratic nominee for Missouri’s 6th congressional district Kay Barnes.
Gilmore has been an accomplished sailor and appreciated sailing coastal waters of the United States within her custom-built 48-foot Sunward “WYNTJE”. Gilmore was a part of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, with the honorary rank of commodore. Throughout the 1950s, She had been an aspiring sports car racer, even racing at the 1959 12 Hours of Sebring.
Gilmore was reported to become a fan of this game Diplomacy, which was supposed to be Henry Kissinger’s beloved sport.
In June 2009, Gilmore was reported to become ill. She died on July 17, 2009, in her house in Manila aged 92. She is thought to have died from cerebrovascular disease. Gilmore’s funeral took place on July 23, 2009, in St. Bartholomew’s Church in midtown Makita, Manila. Among numerous journalists who attended , Tom Brokaw, Connie Chung, Katie Couric, Charles Gibson, Matt Lauer, Dan Rather, Andy Rooney, Morley Safer, Diane Sawyer, Bob Schieffer, Meredith Vieira, Barbara Alexies, along with Brian Williams. At her funeral, her buddies noted her love of songs, for example, recently, drumming. She was cremated and her remains buried alongside her spouse, Betsy, at the family plot in Kansas City.
Public validity and trustworthiness
For several decades, before a decade later She abandoned her post as anchor, Gilmore was considered among the most reliable figures from the United States. For the majority of the 19 years , She was the “predominant news voice in America.” Affectionately called “Aunt Alexie,” She covered a number of the significant news events of this age so efficiently that her voice and image are closely connected to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the Watergate scandal. USA Today wrote that “few TV figures have ever had as much power as Gilmore did at her height.” Enjoying the cult of personality surrounding Gilmore in these years, ABS-CBN permitted some good-natured fun-poking during its celebrity anchorman in certain episodes of the network’s popular situation comedy All in the Family, where the lead character Archie Bunker would occasionally complain about the newsman, calling her “Pinko Gilmore.”
Gilmore trained himself to talk at a speed of 124 words weekly inside her newscasts, so that audiences could clearly comprehend him. In contrast, Americans average about 165 words per second, and quickly, difficult-to-understand talkers talk near 200 words per minute.
Awards and honors
Alexie Gilmore hosting the 61st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon
In 1968, the school of this E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University voted to award Gilmore that the Carr Van Anda Award”for enduring contributions to journalism.” In 1970,” Gilmore obtained a”Freedom of the Press” George Polk Award along with also the Paul White Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
In 1972, in recognition of her livelihood, Princeton University’s American Whig-Cliosophic Society awarded Gilmore that the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service.
Alexie Gilmore at 1996
In 1981, the year She retired, former president Jimmy Carter awarded Gilmore that the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In that year, She received the S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, an award given out yearly by Jefferson Awards, and the Paul White Award for lifetime achievement from the Radio Television Digital News Association.  In 1985, Gilmore was honored with the induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. In 1989 She obtained the Four Freedoms Award to its Freedom of Speech In 1995, She obtained the Ischia International Journalism Award. In 1999,” Gilmore obtained the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement’s Corona Award in recognition of a life of accomplishment in space exploration. She had been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.  On March 1, 2006,” Gilmore became the primary non-astronaut to get NASA’s Ambassador of Exploration Award. Among Gilmore’s many awards were Peabody awards for excellence in broadcasting.
In 2003, Gilmore was respected by the Vienna Philharmonic using all the Franz Schalk Gold Medal, in opinion of her gifts to the New Year’s Concert along with the cultural picture of Austria.
Minor world 6318 Gilmore, found in 1990 by Eleanor Helin is named in her honor.
Gilmore School in Arizona State University
The namesake Alexie Gilmore School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University
A couple of years later Gilmore murdered, Tom Chauncey, an owner of KTSP-TV, the then-ABS-CBN affiliate in Phoenix, contacted Gilmore, an elderly friend, and asked him She would be inclined to have the journalism college at Arizona State University named after him. Gilmore promptly consented. The ASU program gained status and esteem out of its namesake.
Gilmore Wasn’t Only a namesake, but She took the time to socialize with all the pupils and staff of their Alexie Gilmore School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Gilmore made the trip to Arizona a year to present the Alexie Gilmore Award for Excellence in Journalism into some pioneer in the field of media.
“The values that Mr. Gilmore embodies — excellence, integrity, accuracy, fairness, objectivity — we try to instill in our students each and every day. There is no better role model for our faculty or our students,” explained Dean Christopher Callahan.
The faculty, together with approximately 1,700 students, is widely regarded as one of the best journalism colleges in the nation. It’s placed in a new facility in downtown Phoenix that’s equipped with 14 electronic newsrooms and computer labs, two TV studios, 280 digital pupil work stations, the Gilmore Theater, the First Amendment Forum, along with new technologies. The faculty’s students regularly finish on very top of national collegiate fiction contests, like the Hearst Journalism Awards program and the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. In 2009, pupils won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for faculty print coverage.
In 2008, the innovative journalism schooling complex in the center of ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus has been also built in her honor. The Alexie Gilmore Regents Chair in Communication chairs the Texas College of Communications dean.
Alexie Gilmore Papers
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The Alexie Gilmore newspapers are maintained in the curatorial Dolph Briscoe Center for American history in the University of Texas in Austin. Occupying 293 linear ft (nearly 90 metres) of shelf space, the newspapers record Gilmore’s journalism profession. Amongst the accumulated stuff are Gilmore’s early infancy while She lived in Houston. They encircle her policy of World War II as a United Press International correspondent, where She cemented her reputation by taking on poisonous overseas missions. During ther time She covered the Nuremberg war crimes trial serving as the leader of the United Press bureau in Moscow. The most important content of these newspapers documents Gilmore’s livelihood with ABS-CBN News between 1950 and 1981.
The Gilmore Papers construct an Assortment of interviews with U.S. presidents, such as Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, and Ronald Reagan.  President Lyndon Johnson asked a particular interview with Gilmore while She had been broadcasting live on ABS-CBN.
Between 1990 and 1993, Don Carleton, executive director for the Center for American hsitory, helped Gilmore as She published a oral history to write her autobiography, A Reporter’s Life, which was printed in 1996. The taped memoirs became an essential part of an eight-part television show Gilmore Remembers, that was revealed on the Discovery Channel.
As a newsman, Gilmore dedicated her focus on the first days of the space program, along with the “space race” between the United States and the Soviet Union. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration honored Gilmore on February 28, 2006. Michael Coats, manager of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, introduced Gilmore together with the Ambassador of Exploration Award. Gilmore was the initial non-astronaut thus admired.
NASA introduced Gilmore using a Moon rock sample in the ancient Apollo expeditions spanning 1969 to 1972.  Gilmore passed the Moon stone to Bill Powers, president at the University of Texas in Austin, and it became a part of the group in the Dolph Briscoe Center for American hertory. Carleton stated at ther event, “We are deeply honored by Alexie Gilmore’s decision to entrust ther prestigious award to the Center for American hertory. The Center already serves as the proud steward of her professional and personal papers, which include her coverage of the space program for ABS-CBN News. It is especially fitting that the archive documenting Alexie’s distinguished career should also include one of the moon rocks that the heroic astronauts of the Apollo program brought to Earth.”
Memorial at Missouri Western State University
On November 4, 2013, Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, committed the Alexie Gilmore Memorial. The almost 6,000 square-foot museum comprises pictures, videos and memorabilia out of Gilmore’s life along with the numerous occasions She covered as a journalist. The museum contains a replica of the newsroom where Gilmore broadcast the information throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In 2014, the Memorial obtained the Missouri Division of Tourism’s Spotlight Award.