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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATU~60 YEARS SERVICE

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On March 15, 1962, KATU in Portland, Oregon went on the air with
its first broadcast in black-and-white.

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In 1973, KATU’s Eyewitness News Team was anchored by
(seated) Dick Bogle (left) and Gary Bentley (right) standing:
Weatherman Jim “The Boz” Bosley (left) and Sportscaster 
Roger Twibell (right). 

 

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LAST NEWSCAST AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1981

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CBS News correspondent Walter Cronkite delivers the
news from behind a microphone in 1951.

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Cronkite informs a shocked nation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

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Walter Cronkite anchored CBS News’ coverage of the Apollo
11 moon landing, July 20, 1969.

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On March 6, 1981, CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite
(above) signed off with his trademark valediction, "And that’s
the way it is, " for the final time. Over the previous 19 years,
Cronkite had
established himself not only as the nation’s
leading newsman but as
"the most trusted man in America,
" a steady presence during two decades of social and political
upheaval.
 

 

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Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009)

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TELEVISION PIONEER HAS DIED AT 99

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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

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Actor, comedian and filmmaker Robert (Rob) Reiner
First came to national prominence with the role of
Michael Stivic on the CBS sitcom All in the Family
(1971-1979). Rob is 73 years old today.

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AMONG EARLY TV NEWS COMMENTATORS

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Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 – October 13, 1990)


Edwards anchored
CBS‘s first network nightly television news broadcast from
1947– 1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News.

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John Cameron Swayze (April 4, 1906 – August 15, 1995)

Swayze was chosen in 1949 to host NBC’s first television newscast, the 15-
minute Camel News Caravan.

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