Knowledge Identifier: $CBS_Evening_News
Category: Movies & TV
Launched in 1950.
Countries: United States (69%), Ohio (11%), (11%)
Linked to: CBS, CNN, NBC, American Broadcasting Company
On November 30, 1956, the program became the first to use the new technology of videotape to time delay the broadcast for the western United States
Rather had been a CBS news correspondent since the early 1960s and later became a correspondent for "60 Minutes"
Eric Sevareid - From 1964 until he retired from CBS in 1977 Sevareid's two-minute segments on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite inspired those who endeared him to dub him "The Grey Eminence
Cronkite's image was further bolstered by his enthusiastic support for the space program, culminating with his anchoring of CBS News' coverage of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969
With the retirement of NBC's Huntley in 1970, Cronkite moved into the ratings lead, holding it through the decade
CBS introduced a western edition in 1979, anchored by Terry Drinkwater with staff in its Los Angeles bureau on standby for updates to "CBS Evening News" each weekday night
Cronkite retired from the program on March 6, 1981, nine months before his 65th birthday, under a CBS policy requiring retirement at 65, which has since been repealed
Dan Rather - Rather was anchor of the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years, from March 9, 1981, to March 9, 2005
On September 1, 1986, amidst a brewing battle among & CBS's Board of Directors for control of the company and turmoil at CBS News, Rather closed his broadcast with the word "courage", repeating it the following night
ACT UP - On January 22, 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, ACT UP activist John Weir and two other activists entered the studio of the CBS Evening News at the beginning of the broadcast
Melissa Stark - Stark was a news intern for the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" in 1993 and 1994 where she wrote scripts and assembled background information on investigative pieces for health correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot
The newscast returned to a solo anchor format in 1995 with Dan Rather continuing in his role as anchor
Dan Rather - On his last "CBS Evening News" broadcast, he once again signed off with "Courage", this time linking it to the September 11, 2001 attacks, as well as to courage shown by fellow journalists
Dan Rather - Rather became embroiled in controversy about a disputed news report involving President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard and subsequently left "CBS Evening News" in 2005, and he left the network altogether after 43 years in 2006
John Roberts (journalist) - He had been widely considered a potential replacement for "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather after Rather stepped down from the anchor desk in March 2005, but Bob Schieffer was chosen on an interim basis to be the next "CBS Evening News" anchor, and in subsequent months, it became clear that Roberts was not under consideration for the job
Dan Rather - Rather retired as the anchorman and Managing Editor of the "CBS Evening News" in 2005; his last broadcast was Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Bob Schieffer - Since leaving the anchor desk at CBS Evening News in 2006, Schieffer has entertained his longstanding interest in songwriting by collaborating with musicians in New York and Washington, D.C. His latest efforts have resulted in four songs with the Washington area band Honky Tonk Confidential, all of which appear on their CD, "Road Kill Stew and Other News "
Paul Helmke - Brady Campaign - Before accepting a position with the Brady Campaign, Helmke worked at his father's law firm, Helmke Beams, LLP. In the wake of the Virginia Tech Massacre in April 2007, Helmke made many network appearances on such programs as the "CBS Evening News" and "ABC World News", discussing and arguing for more restrictive gun control
The "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" won the 2008 and 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast
Forrest Sawyer - His recent media appearances include anchoring the July 19, 2008 edition of the "CBS Evening News"
Another critic from MarketWatch praised Couric's work and said that people should watch out for her in 2009
On March 23, 2015 the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley debuted new graphics
On May 2, 2016, CBS announced that the weekend editions of the "CBS Evening News", effective May 7, 2016, will be revamped as the "CBS Weekend News", whose Saturday and Sunday editions will be anchored by Reena Ninan and Elaine Quijano respectively
John Dickerson (journalist) - On May 10, 2019, CBS News President Susan Zirinsky said that Dickerson will fill in for a week on the CBS Evening News after current anchor Jeff Glor stepped down