A NEW HOST ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Jack Harold Paar  (May 1, 1918 – January 27, 2004)

In order to compete with Dave Garroway and The Today Show
on NBC, CBS replaced Walter Cronkite with newcomer Jack
Parr to host the CBS Morning Show. The show didn’t attract
enough sponsors, so Paar left.

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