CBS News Celebrating Douglas Edwards Day

Before Walter Cronkite (or TV news of any kind), there was Douglas Edwards. Last night, the CBS Evening News ended with a segment celebrating the pioneering TV news career of Edwards who would have turned 100 today. His and TV’s first newscast aired in 1948, It was, he would say, put together “with spit, bailing wire and high spirits.” Edwards gave way to Cronkite in 1962 and died in 1990.