Eyewitness to History was a CBS Friday night public affairs program which
was initially hosted by veteran broadcaster Charles Kuralt (1960-1961), by
Walter Cronkite (1961-’62), and Charles Collingwood (1962-1963).
The program aired from September 30, 1960 through July 26, 1963 and was
sponsored by Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. It concentrated on the
most significant news stories, reviewing the events.
The show’s title was shortened to Eyewitness in 1961 and many local CBS
affiliates adopted the branding "Eyewitness News" for their local newscasts
during the 1960s.