Edwards, Douglas

Born: Jul 14, 1917 AD
Died: 1990 AD, at 73 years of age.

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.



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