The Press: The Way It Is

When the CBS Evening News escalated its nightly show from 15 to 30 minutes a decade ago this week, NBC followed suit seven days later and ABC brought up the rear in January 1967. Since then, the NBC team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley has split up, and ABC's game of anchormen roulette finally stopped spinning last year with the competitive combination of Harry Reasoner and Howard K. Smith. Only CBS's Walter Cronkite, 56, has outlasted the ten years of assassinations, riots, space shots, political conventions, elections and Viet Nam. In a...

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