Papal Visit

Today's broadcast featured live interviews with KCCI-TV's  Kevin Cooney and Dave Busiek, who covered the visit to Iowa by Pope John Paul II on Oct. 4, 1979.  Both were young reporters at the Des Moines TV station.   Busiek covered the Pope at a church near Cumming.  Cooney covered the Pope at Living History Farms.  They talked about what they saw that October day.  About 350,000 people went out to see the Pope at Living History Farms.

Busiek went on to become news director at KCCI.  He retired last year.  Cooney went on to become the station's top anchor.  He retired in 2015.


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Originally broadcast 10/02/2019
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