Posts Tagged ‘anchor’

Connie Chung Talks Maury Povich, “Murphy Brown”, and More!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

She occupied half of Walter Cronkite’s anchor chair on CBS Evening News (she co-anchored with Dan Rather); she famously interviewed Newt Gingrich’s mother, and she is married to Maury Povich. In her 2009 Archive Interview, Connie Chung talks of being a serious journalist, covering national elections and 9/11, yet also shows her softer side, speaking of her role as a mother, and outlining her frequent appearances on Late Night with David Letterman skits.

She details working with Walter Cronkite:

And why she felt comfortable appearing on the hit sitcom, Murphy Brown:

Watch Connie Chung’s full Archive interview, plus a joint interview with husband, Maury Povich.

“That’s the Way It Is:” Cronkite First Anchored “CBS Evening News” 50 Years Ago

Monday, April 16th, 2012

April 16, 1962: Walter Cronkite succeeds Douglas Edwards as anchor of CBS Evening News. The original 15-minute broadcast was titled Walter Cronkite with the News and was renamed and expanded to 30 minutes in 1963. Cronkite served as both managing editor and anchor of the program until 1981 and reported on countless historical moments over the years, including Apollo 11’s Moon Landing, JFK’s assassination, the escalating war in Vietnam, and Watergate.

Cronkite on becoming anchor of CBS Evening News and JFK’s appearance on the first half-hour broadcast:

Footage of Cronkite announcing the death of President Kennedy:

Cronkite on reporting JFK’s death:

Cronkite on his signature sign-off, “That’s the way it is:”

Watch Walter Cronkite’s full Archive interview and see how CBS is marking today’s anniversary.