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CBS World News Today February 6, 1944 ^ | 2/6/44

Posted on 02/06/2014 11:59:17 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson

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Douglas Edwards

CBS World News Today

TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
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1 posted on 02/06/2014 11:59:17 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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CBS World News Today – February 6, 1944

2 posted on 02/06/2014 12:00:13 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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I remember Douglas Edwards did the CBS news on TV back in the 50s. The show was only 15 minutes at the time. It was followed by 15 minutes of local news.

That is actually plenty of time to give all the news that you need to know. When they went to 30 minutes there was a whole lot of fluff added.

I was really disappointed when they replaced him with Walter Cronkite. I am surprised how good my instincts were way back then. Douglas Edwards was a far better man.

3 posted on 02/06/2014 12:21:48 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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The suits were worried that Edwards (an alcoholic) drank too much and may ruin an unscheduled broadcast.

They also thought Cronkite looked too young but he was seen as steady.

4 posted on 02/06/2014 1:09:44 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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Douglas Edwards’ final CBS broadcast in 1988.

5 posted on 02/06/2014 2:53:08 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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6 posted on 02/06/2014 3:22:12 PM PST by colorado tanker
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Amazing broadcast, from almost every theater of war (nothing yet on Merrill's marauders), some take you right there -- an practice amphibious beach landing, for example.
Really makes you "see" how much we've lost with 24-hour TV news.

FYI, Admiral Radio was wiped out by the Japanese TV invasion of the 1970s.

The Admiral name can still be seen on washing machines & dryers at Home Depot.

How far the mighty have fallen...

7 posted on 02/07/2014 4:14:12 AM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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