NEWS ANCHOR SIGN-OFFS OF NOTE
The sign-offs of some venerable anchors, with their network and years as anchor:
|Edward R. Murrow||CBS||1937-61 *||Good night and good luck.|
|John Cameron Swayze||NBC||1949-56||Glad we could get together.|
|Chet Huntley & David Brinkley||NBC||1956-70 **||Good night, Chet. Good night, David. And good night for NBC News.|
|Walter Cronkite||CBS||1962-81||And that's the way it is.|
|Dan Rather||CBS||1981-2005||Courage. ***|
* 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.
Marshall McLuhan (1911-80)