If you had turned on the evening news on this day in 1977, this is what you would have seen

David Brinkley broke the news on ABC, saying:

Good evening. Elvis Presley died today. He was 42. Apparently, it was a heart attack. He was found at his home in Memphis not breathing. His road tried to revive him, he failed. The hospital tried to revive him, it failed. His doctor pronounced him death at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The end, at an early age, of one of the two most spectacular careers in the history of American entertainment, the other being Frank Sinatra’s… He sold records in the multiples of millions, made millions, bought a string of Cadillacs one after another, gave away a string of Cadillacs to people he liked…