Item Details

Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 March

World High Jump Champion John Thomas Hospitalized After Accident

Digital Collection

The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Online; Video; Streaming Video; Anchor Script
Release Date
1959-03-26
Run Time
46 seconds
Sound
Silent
Color
BW
Script Excerpt
John Thomas Boston University student, holder of the world high jump record of seven feet, one and one quarter inches, is a patient at the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, his jumping foot in a cast after an elevator accident at the university.
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