Saturday, May 3, 2008

60th Anniversary- CBS Evening News

May 3, 1948- CBS Evening News TV Premiere

This news program began as a 15-minute telecast with Douglas Edwards as anchor. Walter Cronkite succeeded him in 1962 and expanded the show to 30 minutes; Eric Sevareid served as commentator. Dan Rather anchored the newscasts upon Cronkite's retirement in 1981 until March 2005. In September 2006 Katie Couric became the anchor.
Learn more with: "A Reporter's Life" By Walter Cronkite (921 Cronkite) or with Dan Rather's books "The Camera Never Blinks" and "Camera Never Blinks Twice" (070 Rather)

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