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Dan Rather: How Hurricane Coverage Paid Off

When Hurricane Carla hit the Texas Coast in September 1961, it landed with such intensity that no other hurricane to hit Texas has ever matched it. Rather saw this news event as a way to make his mark as a reporter.


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Congratulations, CBS Evening News!

One of the most prestigious and iconic TV network evening newscasts in America is the CBS Evening News. And half of the show’s anchors have had ties to Texas.

CBS 11–09/04/2013

"60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley attends the George Foster Peabody Awards on June 16, 2008 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. (credit: Will Ragozzino/Getty Images)

Is Scott Pelley The 21st Century Walter Cronkite?

As a guy who has worked in the TV business since 1978, I was never more proud of CBS News than during their coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.



The Importance Of Breaking News

You have probably seen breaking news interruptions on the commercial television stations. And depending on your own personal circumstances, these are either a blessing or a curse!


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The Foote Files: Viewer Feedback

When I started in TV in 1978, the preferred method of viewers contacting TV stations with comments was either the telephone or a letter. Today, that has changed.


Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite testifies on February 20, 1991, in Washington, D.C. before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs concerning the Pentagon rules on media access to the Persian Gulf War. (credit: LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Last CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite

Whew! Tell me that it is not been 31 years since Walter Cronkite signed off as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News.


US astronaut John Glenn enters into the Mercury "Frienship-7" capsule in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on February 20, 1962, prior to the launch of the spacecraft for the first US manned orbital flight ever. (Photo credit AFP/Getty Images)

Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files: TV Covering Outer Space

This past President’s Day marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Friendship 7 Mercury spaceship, manned by astronaut John Glenn, who took off into outer space on February 20, 1962.