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WHEN THE NEWS WAS WORTH WATCHING

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From left: Chet Huntley (December 10, 1911 – March 20, 1974).
David Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003).

 

 

The Huntley–Brinkley Report (sometimes known as The Texaco
Huntley–Brinkley Report
for one of its early sponsors) was a
evening news program that aired on
NBC from October 29, 1956,
to July 31, 1970. It was anchored by
Chet Huntley in New York
City
, and David Brinkley in Washington, D.C. It succeeded the
Camel News Caravan, anchored by
John Cameron Swayze. The
program ran for 15 minutes at its inception but expanded to 30
minutes on September 9, 1963, exactly a week after the CBS
Evening News
with Walter Cronkite did so. (From Wikipedia)

 

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David Brinkley on the Washington Studio set.

 

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1960

Huntley Brinkley Report NBC News 1963.JPG
Chet Huntley in New York.

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LEGENDARY WEATHERMAN HAS DIED AT 87

Willard Scott's Life & Career — He Worked with NBC for 65 Years and 35 of Them Were on 'Today'

Willard Scott, legendary TODAY weatherman, dies at 87
Willard Herman Scott Jr. (March 7, 1934 – September 4, 2021)

 

 

(The New York Times) – Willard Scott, the antic longtime weather forecaster on the “Today” show, whose work, by his own cheerful acknowledgment, made it clear that you don’t need a weatherman
to know which way the wind blows, died on Saturday at his farm in Deplane, Va. 

His death was confirmed by his wife, Paris Keena Scott. She did
not specify a cause, saying only that he had died after a brief
illness.

Mr. Scott, who had earlier played both Bozo the Clown and the
original Ronald McDonald on television (below), was among
the first of a generation of television weathermen who stressed showmanship over science.

Legendary Today Show weatherman Willard Scott dies at 87 - USA News Lab
STUMPTOWNBLOGGER: IT'S WILLARD SCOTT

 

 

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BARBARA WALTERS IS 91 TODAY

Newscaster Hugh Downs, host of 'Today' show and '20/20,' dead at 99 | US & World News | azfamily.com

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Broadcast journalist Barbara Jill
Walters has been working in the
field of journalism since 1952.

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TELEVISION PIONEER HAS DIED AT 99

Hugh Downs- Vintage Signed Original Photograph | eBay

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies ...
Hugh Malcolm Downs (February 14, 1921 – July 1, 2020) 

Broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game
show host, and music composer. A regular television presence from
the 1940s through the 1990s, he had several successful roles on
morning television, prime time television, and late night television.

Downs served as announcer/sidekick for Tonight Starring Jack Paar
from 1957 to 1962, co-host of the
NBC News program Today from
1962 to 1971, host of the Concentration game show from 1958 to
1969, and anchor of the
ABC News magazine 20/20 from 1978 to
1999. Downs died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Legendary newsman Hugh Downs dies at 99

Hugh Downs, AV WESTIN - Disney ABC Television Group Archive

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TELEVISION ICON HAS DIED AT 98

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Comedian and actor Carl Reiner has died aged 98
Carl Reiner (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020)

Comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and publisher Carl Reiner’s career
spanned seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from
1950 to 1957, he co-wrote and acted on Caesar’s Hour and Your Show of
Shows
, starring
Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the
creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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Carl Reiner talks Dick Van Dyke Show Mel Brooks and Trump tweets

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