Knowledge Identifier: +Douglas_Edwards
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1917.
Country: United States (100%)
Linked to: CBS, NBC News, Radio Television Digital News Association
CBS Evening News - On May 3, 1948, Douglas Edwards began anchoring "'CBS Television News"', a regular 15-minute nightly newscast
The term "anchor" would not be used until 1952, when CBS News chief Sig Mikelson would use it to describe Walter Cronkite's role in the network's political convention coverage
By 1962, Edwards was replaced by Walter Cronkite, and the newscast's name was eventually changed to "CBS Evening News"
Walter Cronkite - On April 16, 1962, Cronkite succeeded Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the "CBS Evening News" , a job in which he became an American icon