Skip to comments.CBS World News Today – March 19, 1944
Posted on 03/19/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
CBS World News Today
Winston Burdette, Algiers, with the situation in Cassino and Frances political future.
Charles Collingwood (see following reply), London, interviews two U.S. soldiers who captured a downed German flier. This is said to be the first time Americans have captured a German in the north European theater.
Don Pryor, Washington, on the draft, food prospects in the U.S. and Lend-Lease. Later in the broadcast he interviews Sandor Klein, an artist who went ashore on Namur with the Marines.
Webley Edwards, Pearl Harbor, on the campaign to bomb Japanese bases all over the Pacific.
Douglas Edwards, New York, covers the eastern and Burma fronts.
Glenn Stadler, Madrid, talks about the Atlantic Wall.
Bill Slocum Jr., New York, interviews Mel Most, AP reporter, about his recent experiences as an internee in Baden-Baden, Germany. The morale of Germans is discussed.
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Born in Three Rivers, Michigan, Collingwood graduated from Deep Springs College and Cornell University and in 1939 received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. After working in London for United Press, Collingwood was hired by Edward R. Murrow during the Second World War (one of Murrow's Boys) and quickly became known as an urbane and spontaneously eloquent on-air journalist. He was part of a group of early television journalists that included Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid, and Murrow himself.
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