The parent station of a combine that included several other radio and t.v. stations in other markets was KFYR.
I had worked my way up in the news department to where in 1967, I was an anchorman, the news director, a reporter, photographer and film editor.
News departments in the Dakotas were a lot smaller in those days.
At some point we decided to incorporate a nightly poll in our news coverage.
It became known as TVQ, Tonight's Viewer Question.
As I recall, we announced the question on the 6 p.m. news and the results of the call-in poll on the 10 p.m. news.
It wasn't real scientific but the above results proved that North Dakota voters apparently knew what they were talking about.
It was posed sometime in 1967.
In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson was nearly defeated in the New Hampshire primary by Senator Eugene McCarthy.
A few days later Senator Robert Kennedy entered the race.
There was also the segregationist governor of Alabama, George Wallace, in the mix.
Faced with massive voter discontent over the Vietnam War, Johnson saw no way that he could win.
Coupled with his concerns about his failing health, he shocked the nation when announced at the end of a televised speech on March 31st of 1968 that "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president."
After the assassination of Kennedy, Vice-President Hubert Humphrey won the nomination and was defeated by Richard Nixon in the general election.
Whenever I look back at some of those days I realize that I have lived through some historic times.