May 11, 2023 | May 11, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On May 11th of that year, WQLN announced it would postpone its annual awards dinner because guest speaker Robert MacNeil was selected to anchor PBS’s coverage of the Watergate hearings. The hearings made MacNeil a household name and led to The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.
This Day in History is presented by Chronicles, showing Houses of Faith Beyond the Brickwork Part Two tonight on WQLN PBS.