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Edwards, Douglas

Born: 1917 AD
Died: 1990 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Journalist, Radio Host, Reporters

1917 – Douglas Edwards, born on the 14th of July in Ada, Oklahoma. He was America’s first network news television anchor.


1942 – Joined CBS Radio, eventually becoming anchor for the regular evening newscast The World Today as well as World News Today on Sunday afternoons.


1950 – He himself covered as a reporter in these years were the Miss America Pageant (five times) andthe attempted assassination of Harry S. Truman.


1952 – Covered the coronation of Elizabeth II.


1962 – He was replaced by Walter Cronkite, and the newscast’s name was changed to CBS Evening News.


1988 – His retirement on the 1st of April, he clung to a small role within CBS television news, anchoring a mid-day five-minute newsbreak.


1990 – Died of cancer at the age of 73, on the 13th of October.


2006 – He was posthumously elected to the Radio Hall of Fame.