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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

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Chet Huntley in New York.

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WORLD SERIES FIRST TV BROADCAST IN 1947

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On September 30, 1947, the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn
Dodgers, 5-3, in Game 1 of the World Series—the first Fall Classic
game broadcast on television. It is the second “Subway Series”
between and Yankees and Dodgers and first World Series to
involve a black player.
Jackie Robinson of the Dodgers broke
Major League Baseball’s color barrier six months earlier.

While Red Barber and Mel Allen (below) called the game on the
radio, Bob Stanton described the action on NBC.

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Red Barber (1908 – 1992)         Mel Allen (1913 – 1996)     
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Jack Roosevelt Robinson
(January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

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REMEMBER THIS DURING EARLY TV YEARS?

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NAB Seal of Good Practice logo, commonly used from 1958
to 1964.


The code prohibited the use of profanity, negative portrayal
of family life, irreverence for God and religion, illicit sex,
drunkenness and biochemical addiction, presentation of
cruelty, detailed techniques of crime, the use of horror for
its own sake, and the negative portrayal of law enforcement
officials, among others. The code regulated how performers
should dress and move to be within the "bounds of
decency".

Further, news reporting was to be "factual, fair and without
bias" and commentary and analysis should be "clearly defined
as such". Broadcasters were to make time available for religious broadcasting and were discouraged from charging religious
bodies for access. Most importantly, it limited the commercial
minutes per hour.

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BROADCASTER RETIRES AFTER 55 YEARS

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(FOXNEWS) – The legendary Marv Albert called the final game of his
55-year career on Saturday night.

Albert, who served as the play-by-play broadcaster for TNT,
announced in May that he had plans to retire once the Eastern Conference Finals were over. On Saturday night, the
Bucks
defeated the
Hawks in Game 6 to wrap up the series and set
up a Milwaukee-Phoenix
NBA Finals, which will begin on
Tuesday.

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MOTORSPORTS ICON IS 74 TODAY

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Darrell Lee Waltrip

 

 

Darrell Lee Waltrip is a motorsports analyst, author, former
national television broadcaster, and stock car driver. He
raced from 1972 to 2000 in the former NASCAR Winston
Cup Series (now called the NASCAR Cup Series), most
notably driving the No. 17 Chevrolet for Hendrick
Motorsports (below).

 

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From left: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Jeff Gordon in the Fox Sports booth.

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