Category Archives: Historical TV News Icons

Short bios of the most influential people in the TV news industry from post-war America until the 1980s.

TV news veteran Marvin Kalb comments on Sunday morning news shows & Fox News ‘course corrrection’

TVNewser posted an insightful interview with long-time TV journo Marvin Kalb.  Kalb was one of “Murrow’s Boys” at CBS News in the 1950s before heading to NBC and becoming a long-time host of “Meet the Press.” Some highlights of the … Continue reading

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Ted Turner: Bringing TV News to Cable

Ted Turner started as a billboard salesman in the family business, Turner Communications. The company’s merger with Rice Communications in 1970 added Atlanta’s WTCG Channel 17 into the business portfolio. Ted Turner took the helm of the perennial money-losing station … Continue reading

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TV News in the Modern Era: Roone Arledge

Although Roone Arledge built his TV foundation on the pioneering of TV sports, he was the surprise choice to take over ABC News in 1976.  Within three years of taking the helm of the fledgling department, Arledge created World News … Continue reading

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The Greatest Icons of TV News in America: 1949-present

                From Above Left:  Edward R. Murrow (CBS), Chet Huntley & David Brinkley (NBC), Walter Cronkite (CBS), Roone Arledge (ABC), Ted Turner (CNN), Roger Ailes (Fox News) These are just a few of … Continue reading

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The Early Years: Edward R. Murrow

  Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965) was one of the key pioneers of the television news industry in the United States.  Already nationally known for his radio reports from London during the Battle of Britain, Murrow was the first broadcast journalist … Continue reading

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