Earth Day: A Look Back At The First EventThe first Earth Day happened 51 years ago, when CBS News's Walter Cronkite called it "a day dedicated to enlisting all the citizens of a bountiful country in a common cause of saving life from the deadly biproduct of that bounty."
The Foote Files: Media And The Cuban Missile CrisisI was 8 years old at that time and a third grade student in Dallas.
The Foote Files: How Television Covered A National TragedyWhile American presidents had died in office before this, there had not been a presidential assassination since President William McKinley. But there was no radio or TV back then.
The Foote Files: What Every CBS Affiliate Local News Anchor Wanted Years AgoHere's what every CBS affiliate local news anchor wanted years ago.
Union Strike Stories From The PastYou may have read that the Writers Guild of America has reached a tentative agreement with the Hollywood studios. I have two stories from the past that came about as a result of union strike.
Dan Rather: How Hurricane Coverage Paid OffWhen 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.
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.
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 NewsYou 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!
The Foote Files: Viewer FeedbackWhen 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.
The Last CBS Evening News With Walter CronkiteWhew! 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.
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.