Press: Anchors Aweigh

Goodnight, Barbara & Harry

The job of network anchorman as we know it today was invented one night in 1965 when CBS' Walter Cronkite conducted television's first regular half-hour newscast as if he had been born at his desk, all-wise and all-seeing. The anchor concept has held firmly, and for network and local newscasts everywhere, that's the way it is.

Or was. Roone Arledge, the ABC sports chief who took charge of the network's sagging news operation a year ago, announced that sometime this summer he will replace Harry Reasoner and Barbara Walters, the New York City-based anchors of the ABC Evening News,...

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