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1950s: Major moments captured on video

From a presidential visit to a strike at the Saint Louis Zoo, KSD was there to tell the stories to its television audience.

Brandie Piper

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Published: 10:46 AM CST January 24, 2022
Updated: 10:46 AM CST January 24, 2022

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After the station’s debut in 1947, popularity of television in St. Louis started to expand. By the 1950s, the station offered daily local programming, in addition to national programming through its affiliation with NBC. KSD even provided feeds to the network for big breaking stories that happened here in St. Louis. Here are some of the headlines that made news during that decade.

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