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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.