Press: I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

Lennon is mourned in print and on the air, tastefully and not

"The death of a man who sang and played the guitar overshadows the news from Poland, Iran and Washington tonight." Thus did Walter Cronkite begin his CBS Evening News broadcast Dec. 9 with the story of how Musician and former Beatle John Lennon had been shot to death in New York City. At ABC and NBC, Anchormen Ted Koppel and John Chancellor started their newscasts the same way, placing Lennon ahead of the latest developments in negotiations for the release of the American hostages and the threat of a Soviet...

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