HE BECAME A NEWS ICON ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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On April 16, 1962, Walter Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the CBS Evening News (initially Walter Cronkite with the News). The program expanded
from 15 to 30 minutes on September 2, 1963, making Cronkite the anchor of network 
television’s first nightly half-hour news program.

 

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Douglas Edwards

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