Press: TV Tremors

Two networks score coups

When Veteran Newscaster David Brinkley, 61, abruptly announced earlier this month that he was leaving NBC News after 38 years, he pointedly scotched any retirement rumors. He was going home to Washington, D.C., he said, 'to do what I've always done—cover politics." Last week beaming ABC News executives confirmed that, come November, he'll be doing just that for them. Brinkley's assignment: anchoring a new, hour-long successor to Issues and Answers on Sunday mornings, providing political commentary for ABC World News Tonight, and, in 1982 and 1984, doing what he...

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