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Schott's Miscellany 25 January 2009

Virginia Woolf born (1882)


The sign-offs of some venerable anchors, with their network and years as anchor:

Edward R. MurrowCBS1937-61 *Good night and good luck.
John Cameron SwayzeNBC1949-56Glad we could get together.
Dave GarrowayNBC1949-61Peace.
Chet Huntley & David BrinkleyNBC1956-70 **Good night, Chet. Good night, David. And good night for NBC News.
Walter CronkiteCBS1962-81And that's the way it is.
Dan RatherCBS1981-2005Courage. ***

* Murrow became director of the CBS European Bureau in London in 1937 and began his famous London broadcasts in 1938.

** The Huntley-Brinkley Report aired on NBC from 1956-1970, but Brinkley's career continued into the 1990s.

*** Rather began ending his CBS Evening News broadcasts with the word courage in September 1986 but discontinued the practice. He also ended his last-ever broadcast as an anchor, on March 9, 2005, with the word.

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
Marshall McLuhan (1911-80)
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