News and Documentary


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News and Documentary describes shows that feature the news of the day, an in-depth and/or investigative report, or an historical record.

Highlights
Walter Cronkite on how "intimate" television was in the early days of news broadcasting
Lesley Stahl on the process of doing a story for 60 Minutes
Tim Russert on moderating Meet the Press, his approach to interviews, and his broadcast philosophy
Barbara Walters on her approach to interviewing
Sam Donaldson on the competitive nature of ABC News in the 1970s as they tried to scoop CBS or NBC
Dan Rather on building the first CBS affiliate news station in Houston: on "breaking news"
Who talked about this genre

Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on the PBS show, The Best of Kovacs

Alan Alda

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Alan Alda on Scientific American Frontiers

Robert G. Anderson

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Robert G. Anderson on the legal implications of 60 Minutes' undercover stories
Robert G. Anderson on the post-production involved on a 60 Minutes story, and on the difference between 60 Minutes and the Evening News
Robert G. Anderson on how he views producing 60 Minutes like a football coach
Robert G. Anderson on how news reporting has changed over the years

Charlie Andrews

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Charlie Andrews on writing for Today
Charlie Andrews on producing The Morning Show with Dick Van Dyke (Part 1)
Charlie Andrews on writing and producing The Morning Show with Dick Van Dyke and Walter Cronkite

Hank Azaria

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Hank Azaria on producing and directing the documentary series Fatherhood

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on directing Garroway at Large 
Bob Banner on directing Garroway at Large
Bob Banner on working on Wide Wide World

Erik Barnouw

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Erik Barnouw on directing the television documentary Hiroshima Nagasaki August, 1945
Erik Barnouw on the broadcast and subsequent life of his television documentary Hiroshima Nagasaki August, 1945

Joe Behar

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Joe Behar on directing Pat Weaver's Wide Wide World

Lowell Bergman

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Lowell Bergman on working for 20/20
Lowell Bergman on reporting for ABC World News Tonight and Nightline
Lowell Bergman on reporting for ABC News and dealing with media savvy subjects
Lowell Bergman on producing for 20/20 and Nightline
Lowell Bergman on producing for 60 Minutes (Part 1)
Lowell Bergman on producing for 60 Minutes (Part 2)

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on DuMont's coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on joining CBS News
Wade Bingham on covering the Korean War as a cameraman for CBS News
Wade Bingham on shooting for CBS News
Wade Bingham on covering international news stories as a cameraman for CBS News
Wade Bingham on covering international news stories as a cameraman for CBS News
Wade Bingham on being an international cameraman for CBS News
Wade Bingham on being cameraman for the CBS News series The Twentieth Century
Wade Bingham on being cameraman for the CBS News series CBS Reports
Wade Bingham on working as a cameraman on various CBS news programs including The Twentieth Century and 60 Minutes
Wade Bingham on shooting stories for 60 Minutes and CBS Reports
Wade Bingham on shooting stories for CBS Reportsand 60 Minutes

Linda Bell Blue

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Linda Bell Blue on producing Hard Copy
Linda Bell Blue on producing Entertainment Tonight

Vin Di Bona

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Vin Di Bona on producing Entertainment Tonight

Mili Lerner Bonsignori

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Mili Lerner Bonsignori on working on the pilot episode of See It Now and meeting host Edward R. Murrow and producer Fred Friendly
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the stories and footage shot for See It Now
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on her work editing specific episodes of See It Now - on Milo Radulovich, Senator McCarthy, and Annie Lee Moss
Mili Lerner Bonsignori on the content, format, and memorable episodes of CBS Reports

Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain on his first TV series, A Cook's Tour
Anthony Bourdain on hosting Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain on the series The Mind of a Chef
Anthony Bourdain on hosting Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Ed Bradley

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Ed Bradley on realizing the reach and impact of 60 Minutes after airing the "boat people" story in 1979
Ed Bradley on getting his first on-camera interview at WCBS, and on that station instituting a new style of interviewing as a result
Ed Bradley on keeping his personal opinions about war out of the reporting on the Vietnam conflict
Ed Bradley on how news was filed from Vietnam
Ed Bradley on access to the military while covering Vietnam
Ed Bradley on being the "number two" man covering the White House for CBS behind Bob Schieffer
Ed Bradley on his concept of the television documentary as he became head correspondent of CBS Reports
Ed Bradley on former 60 Minutes executive producer Don Hewitt
Ed Bradley on professional standards in broadcast journalism

David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on co-anchoring The Huntley-Brinkley Report
David Brinkley on anchoring David Brinkley's Journal
David Brinkley on anchoring This Week with David Brinkley

James L. Brooks

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James L. Brooks on being a page for CBS News

Harvey Bullock

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Harvey Bullock on working with Dave Garroway on the Today  show and on meeting his wife while working on the show

Ken Burns

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Documentarian Ken Burns on developing his approach to using photographs in documentaries during the development of Brooklyn Bridge
Documentarian Ken Burns on the power of television
Ken Burns the "Ken Burns effect" and his documentary style
Ken Burns on the components of documentary including selecting a subject and the process of interviewing
Ken Burns on the documentary genre and how he'd like to be remembered

Stan Chambers

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Stan Chambers on reporting at the scene of the 1949 Kathy Fiscus tragedy -- a story that was followed nationwide
Stan Chambers the conclusion of the 1949 Kathy Fiscus tragedy and some of the details of the coverage as well as the influence it had for how television covered live news events
Stan Chambers on KTLA's remote coverage of the local Southern California troops leaving for Korea and returning from duty 
Stan Chambers on anchoring KTLA's evening news in 1958 (and using an improvised prompting system)
Stan Chambers on KTLA's invention and use of the first news helicopter, the "telecopter" in 1958
Stan Chambers on covering the assassination of Robert Kennedy in 1968
Stan Chambers on KTLA's breaking the news story of the Rodney King beating by Los Angeles police officers
Stan Chambers on the process of covering local news
Stan Chambers on news coverage's evolution throughout his career
Stan Chambers on a photo of the maiden voyage of KTLA's telecopter

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on mishaps on live television and appearing on Person to Person

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on being interviewed by Edward R. Murrow on Person to Person

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on getting on-air on CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and working with Cronkite
Connie Chung on getting hired at CBS News
Connie Chung on interviews when she was co-anchoring CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
Connie Chung on co-anchoring CBS Evening News with Dan Rather

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on anchoring local television news for WKRT Cincinnati
Nick Clooney on memorable stories he covered while anchoring local television news for WKRT Cincinnati
Nick Clooney on becoming news co-anchor for KNBC Los Angeles
Nick Clooney on how news reporting has changed over the years
Nick Clooney on action reporting in the news and the then-current style of news

Andy Cohen

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Andy Cohen on booking Mariah Carey for The CBS Early Show
Andy Cohen on how he worked his way up from intern to Senior Producer at CBS News
Andy Cohen on interning at the CBS News show, CBS This Morning and interviewing Robin Williams
Andy Cohen on how he learned the "Bravo wink" from working at 48 Hours
Andy Cohen on producing a 48 Hours piece on Nicholas Sparks and how his philosophy of using intensely personal moments in reality shows has changed since

Charles Grodin with Emerson College

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Charles Grodin on expressing himself via his 60 Minutes commentaries and through other avenues

Shecky Greene with Emerson College

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Shecky Greene on his comedic persona, and on appearing on Today with Katie Couric

Andy Rooney with Emerson College

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Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes

Doug Herzog with Emerson College

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Doug Herzog on going to work for Entertainment Tonight as music producer, and on going to work for MTV

John Conte

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John Conte on KMIR's news department

Bill Conti

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Bill Conti on writing music for ABC News and expected music cues
Bill Conti on what news programs should sound like
Bill Conti on contributing music to Nightline, Our World, and World News Tonight

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on the importance of documentaries

Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper on being a correspondent for Channel One News
Anderson Cooper on his time as a correspondent for ABC News
Anderson Cooper on anchoring ABC News' World News Now
Anderson Cooper on being a correspondent for 20/20 Downtown
Anderson Cooper on fill-in anchoring at CNN 
Anderson Cooper on hosting Anderson Cooper 360  (Part 1)
Anderson Cooper on being a correspondent on 60 Minutes  
Anderson Cooper on anchoring Anderson Cooper 360 (Part 2)
Anderson Cooper on hosting CNN's New Year's Eve Live

Katie Couric

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Katie Couric on her first experience as an on-screen reporter and CNN President Reese Schonfeld's reaction
Katie Couric on her debut as an anchor at WTVJ Miami
Katie Couric on her rise to working on Today and anchoring CBS Evening News

Judith Crist

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Judith Crist on Al Morgan inviting her to be movie critic for Today
Judith Crist on reviewing "Cleopatra" and not enjoying Elizabeth Taylor's performance
Judith Crist on her appearances on Today
Judith Crist on her time as a film critic on Today
Judith Crist on interviewing Federico Fellini on Today

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on learning a valuable lesson- never broadcast anything you haven't fully researched
Walter Cronkite on how "intimate" television was in the early days of news broadcasting
Walter Cronkite on the subtle differences in TV journalism between editorials, commentary, and analysis
Walter Cronkite on the 1952 political convention where the term "Anchorman" was first coined; the resentment from radio professionals toward the new television medium
Walter Cronkite on the challenges of covering a live political event, and various technologies used in the '52 convention coverage
Walter Cronkite on difficulties of maintaining neutrality while covering the Vietnam War and the "conspiratorial campaign" Spiro Agnew and the Nixon administration waged on the press
Walter Cronkite on the question of whether he found it difficult to report the news when CBS itself was the news; as in the Quiz Show Scandals, and Watergate
Walter Cronkite on the expansion of the news from 15 to 30 minutes (in 1963) and how that changed the nature of the genre
Walter Cronkite on what he observes to be a deterioration of the quality of news programs and why

Michael Dann

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Mike Dann on his start in NBC News

James Day

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James Day on a Fidel Castro documentary and other KQED programming from the '60s
James Day on KQED's Newspaper of the Air
James Day on the KQED series News Room
James Day on working with Fred Friendly on Public Broadcasting Laboratory 
James Day on becoming President of WNET and supervising production of The Great American Dream Machine 
James Day on programming An American Family  and other shows on WNET
James Day on The Great American Dream Machine  and other programs from his time at WNET
James Day on programming The 51st State
James Day on programming An American Family
James Day on producing Day at Night

Roy E. Disney

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Roy Disney on Disney's True Life Adventures nature documentaries

Phil Donahue

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Phil Donahue on working in radio and television news

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on his initial reluctance to join ABC news in 1967
Sam Donaldson on his first days as a Washington news correspondent at ABC in 1967
Sam Donaldson on how Leonard Goldenson's budget cuts affected ABC news coverage of the 1968 political conventions
Sam Donaldson on the competitive nature of ABC News in the 1970s as they tried to scoop CBS or NBC
Sam Donaldson gives two examples of ABC's poor handling of his news scoops early in the late 60s and early 70s
Sam Donaldson on the visual aspect of TV news coverage
Sam Donaldson on the magazine news show format (Primetime Live)
Sam Donaldson on This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts
Sam Donaldson on criticism of his aggressive journalistic style

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on announcing for NBC's The Home Show in New York
Hugh Downs on his work on 20/20 (contd.)

Betty Cole Dukert

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Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 1)
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 2)
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 3)
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 4)
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 5)
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 6)
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 7)
Betty Cole Dukert on producing Meet the Press (Part 8)

Dick Enberg

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Dick Enberg on hosting the show Sports Challenge  and producing the show The Way it Was

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on his first job at CBS News, on the overnight news show, Nightwatch
Jeff Fager on CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
Jeff Fager on how 60 Minutes and Don Hewitt were affected by CBS CEO Laurence Tisch
Jeff Fager on becoming a producer on 48 Hours at the beginning of the show
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes (Part 2)
Jeff Fager on being executive producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes II
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes (Part 3)
Jeff Fager on changes he made as Chairman of CBS News
Jeff Fager on 60 Minutes (Part 4)

Jerry Falwell

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Jerry Falwell on the different approaches he uses on different platforms, including his appearances on Fox News and Larry King Live

Imero Fiorentino

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Lighting Director Imero Fiorentino on lighting the 1960 Presidential debates starting with the second one, following the first debate wherein Richard Nixon looked badly, making the best improvements he could; also the issues he had lighting JFK due to RFK's interference

Betsy Fischer

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Betsy Fischer on her career at Meet the Press

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on television news' early use of news reel footage
Reuven Frank on producing The Camel News Caravan on NBC
Reuven Frank on producing for NBC News, and The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on NBC News President William R. McAndrew
Reuven Frank on producing The Huntley-Brinkley Report for NBC News
Reuven Frank on the rise and decline of the news documentary
Reuven Frank on how the 1952 writers strike' impacted NBC news
Reuven Frank on being a producer for NBC News
Reuven Frank on acting as a producer and executive at NBC News
Reuven Frank on the change in atmosphere of television news beginning with Watergate
Reuven Frank on producing The Huntley-Brinkley Report and acting as an executive at NBC News
Reuven Frank on Chet Huntley and David Brinkley reporting on the John F. Kennedy assassination and funeral for The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on the NBC News documentary The Tunnel
Reuven Frank on acting as producer for The Huntley-Brinkley report and for NBC News at large
Reuven Frank on becoming President of NBC News in 1968, and on NBC President William R. McAndrew
Reuven Frank on his time as a producer and executive at NBC News
Reuven Frank on acting as an executive and producing for NBC News
Reuven Frank on acting as a producer and executive at NBC News

John Frankenheimer

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John Frankenheimer on working on You Are There as Sydney Lumet's associate director
John Frankenheimer on the Hollywood Blacklist and The Senator McCarthy episode of See It Now

Gerald Fried

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Composer Gerald Fried on working on the music for various National Geographic specials and the composing of music for documentaries in general

Chuck Fries

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Chuck Fries on working with Jacques Cousteau on The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

Murray Fromson

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Murray Fromson on covering the 1960 presidential election for NBC News
Murray Fromson on covering Barry Goldwater's 1964 whistlestop tour, and an on-air error that occurred during Roger Mudd's reporting on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite
Murray Fromson on covering the 1962 California gubernatorial race for CBS News between Richard M. Nixon and Pat Brown
Murray Fromson on covering the Vietnam War for CBS News
Murray Fromson on living in Moscow to cover the Soviet Union for CBS News
Murray Fromson on returning to Vietnam to cover the end of the war for CBS News

William Froug

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William Froug on doing a film with Rod Serling after JFK died introducing Lyndon Johnson to the world

Greg Garrison

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Greg Garrison on producing and directing NBC: The First Fifty Years, with Orson Welles and Jerry Lewis

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on putting Roone Arledge in charge of news
Leonard Goldenson on changes in network news due to network ownership

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on going to work at KNBC News in Los Angeles

Julian Gomez

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Julian Gomez on editing Stunt Monster and World of Wonder
Julian Gomez on editing Intimate Portrait, and on working with a co-editor
Julian Gomez on editing the World Trade Center episode of Modern Marvels, later repurposed into The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon
Julian Gomez on editing A Baby Story, and on working with an assistant editor

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on working the 1948 political convention in Philadelphia, PA and radio's dominance over television
Julian Goodman on David Brinkley and Brinkley's early radio broadcasts
Julian Goodman on Walter Cronkite dominating coverage of the 1952 Presidential Convention; on the primitive state of TV at the time; on HUAC
Julian Goodman on the expansion of television news in the mid 1950s
Julian Goodman on Edward R. Murrow's See it Now episode, "Senator McCarthy"
Julian Goodman on the first Presidential News Conference in 1955
Julian Goodman on television news documentaries
Julian Goodman on producing the second of The Great Debates
Julian Goodman on the first and second Kennedy-Nixon debates
Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of JFK's assassination
Julian Goodman on NBC news coverage of the Vietnam War
Julian Goodman on news coverage of the 1968 Democratic Convention
Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of Lee Harvey Oswald's death - TV's first live murder
Julian Goodman on NBC's coverage of the moon landing

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on the birth of The History Channel

Walon Green

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Walon Green on going to work for Jack Haley, Jr. on the documentary series Hollywood and the Stars
Walon Green on learning to write for documentaries, including National Geographic Specials "Reptiles and Amphibians" and learning how to type
Walon Green on shooting The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
Walon Green on the challenge of shooting nature footage for the National Geographic Specials
Walon Green on directing the Time-Life Specials: The March of Time episode "The Search for Vengeance" about the search for Nazi war criminals around the world
Walon Green on the impact David L. Wolper and Jack Haley, Jr. made with documentary series such as The Race for Space
Walon Green on writing the narration for the television documentary Mysteries of the Sea for William Holden

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on working as a writer on the early Today shows
Earl Hamner on writing for the show Wide Wide World

Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner on appearing on 60 Minutes  to discuss her memory

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on producing Douglas Edwards with the News, and on inventing a method for superimposing names on air
Don Hewitt on producing 60 Minutes
Don Hewitt on executive producing 60 Minutes

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on the Camel News Caravan

Stanley Hubbard

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Stanley Hubbard on the early local news on his father's television station KSTP
Stanley Hubbard on KSTP News' weather radar
Stanley Hubbard on KSTP and Hubbard Broadcasting's news programming

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on appearing on Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow

Gwen Ifill

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Gwen Ifill on topics she covered on NBC News and Meet the Press
Gwen Ifill on moderating Washington Week, changes she brought to the program, and preparations for the weekly broadcast
Gwen Ifill on starting on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer aka PBS NewsHour; on finances at PBS
Gwen Ifill on moderating a Palin/Biden Vice-presidential debate

Lucy Jarvis

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Lucy Jarvis on producing The Nation's Future
Lucy Jarvis on producing the documentary The Kremlin  for NBC News
Lucy Jarvis on producing the NBC News special documentary The Louvre: A Golden Prison
Lucy Jarvis on producing The Louvre: A Golden Prison
Lucy Jarvis on producing Who Shall Live?
Lucy Jarvis on producing Museum Without Walls

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on directing Good Morning America, and on working with David Hartman and Charlie Gibson
Don Roy King on working at CBS News

Lynwood King

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Lynwood King on leaving NBC in Chicago to do The Breakfast Club with Don McNeill in New York
Lynwood King on directing Today during Dave Garroway's tenure as host
Lynwood King on directing various NBC News programming including Today, Project XX, Exploring, and their Sunday afternoon newscast

Roger King

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Roger King on creating and distributing Inside Edition

Jeff Kisseloff

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Jeff Kisseloff on Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly's See It Now "A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy"

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on reporting on JFK's assassination for ABC radio
Ted Koppel on reporting on the Civil Rights Movement for ABC radio
Ted Koppel on his first television appearance in 1966 - covering the Vietnam War
Ted Koppel on reporting on Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during Watergate; on Kissinger's relationship with the press
Ted Koppel on reporting on Nixon's trip to China in 1972
Ted Koppel on Richard M. Nixon and his inability to handle small talk
Ted Koppel on becoming an anchor at ABC Evening News
Ted Koppel on becoming anchor of America Held Hostage, aka ABC News Nightline
Ted Koppel on America Held Hostag e becoming ABC News Nightline contd. - on topics, guests, technological innovations, and how the program is put together
Ted Koppel on covering the Mount St. Helen's eruption, the AIDS epidemic, the Jackie Robinson tribute, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Iraq invading Kuwait, and the O.J. Simpson trial on ABC News Nightline; on "The Fallen" episode of the program during which he read the names of 721 US Serviceman killed in Iraq  ABC News Nightline

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on being a correspondent for 60 Minutes
Steve Kroft on being a correspondent for 60 Minutes

Susan Lacy

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Susan Lacy on the challenges of funding the American Masters documentary series and negotiating rights for such a series
Susan Lacy on the editing process on American Masters when working on a documentary
Susan Lacy on the art of documentary: you find the story in the edit room
Susan Lacy on the excitement upon discovering something new about a public figure, like Charlie Chaplin, while working on the documentary series American Masters (they found alt endings for City Lights)

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on producing Person to Person

Brian Lamb

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Brian Lamb on C-SPAN's first day of broadcast and early lack of programming
Brian Lamb on the inception and development of C-SPAN
On creating programming for C-SPAN; on C-SPAN's call-in show; on C-SPAN's audience and marketing

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on his true-crime series Killing Fields and the resurgence of true-crime in popular culture

Kurt Loder

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Kurt Loder on his favorite stories and his interview techniques for MTV News
Kurt Loder on the types of stories he covered for MTV News and the network's audience
Kurt Loder on a typical production week for MTV's The Week in Rock

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager of Wide Wide World
Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager for NBC's coverage of the 1960 Presidential Elections 
Stewart MacGregory on acting as unit manager for Wide Wide World
Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager for Today

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas for NBC News
Robert MacNeil on covering the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas for NBC News
Robert MacNeil on acting as roving reporter for NBC's Huntley-Brinkley Report
Robert MacNeil on his critique of The Huntley-Brinkley Report  and of network news in general
Robert MacNeil on going to work for PBS and covering the Watergate hearings with Jim Lehrer
Robert MacNeil on starting The MacNeil Lehrer  NewsHour
Robert MacNeil on The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour   and how the show developed
Robert MacNeil on creating and anchoring The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour
Robert MacNeil on anchoring and producing The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on Edward R. Murrow's Person to Person, and on a favorite Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson sketch of his, which spawned a running joke

Lee Mendelson

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Lee Mendelson on producing the documentary specials The Magic of Broadcasting and The Fantastic Funnies (misidentified here by Mendelson as The Fabulous Funnies), and on creating the "entertainment documentary"
Lee Mendelson on producing the documentary special John Steinbeck's America and Americans, featuring Steinbeck and Henry Fonda
Lee Mendelson on producing Wonderful World of Pizzazz
Lee Mendelson on producing Children’s Letters to God, and The Unexplained

Al Michaels

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Al Michaels on reporting the earthquake during the 1989 World Series Game 3 in San Francisco; turning from a sportscaster to a news reporter

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on his stint at CBS News
Sig Mickelson on CBS News documentaries and on the birth of See It Now, hosted by Edward R. Murrow
Sig Mickelson on reporting for CBS News
Sig Mickelson on CBS News' coverage of the 1952 political conventions
Sig Mickelson on working for CBS News
Sig Mickelson on his time as President of CBS News
Sig Mickelson on his experiences as head of CBS News
Sig Mickelson on being President of CBS News
Sig Mickelson on acting as President of CBS News

Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe on working at the New Orleans local station WDSU as news director
Bill Monroe on his time a bureau chief for NBC News in Washington, D.C.
Bill Monroe on working in New Orleans local news at WDSU in New Orleans
Bill Monroe on his time at NBC News as the bureau chief in Washington, D.C.
Bill Monroe on moderating Meet the Press
Bill Monroe on moderating Meet the Press
Bill Monroe on moderating Meet the Press
Bill Monroe on his letters segment on Today

Leslie Moonves

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Leslie Moonves on CBS News during his tenure

Bill Moyers

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Bill Moyers on Lyndon Johnson and television 
Bill Moyers on Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Movement
Bill Moyers on getting approached by National Educational Television in NY (WNET) to host a show - what would become Bill Moyers' Journal; on the show's format

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd on Walter Cronkite getting hired at CBS and his competition at NBC; on trying to get pieces onto Cronkite's show
Roger Mudd on reporting on the passage of the Civil Rights Bill
Roger Mudd on covering JFK's assassination for CBS News
Roger Mudd on CBS coverage of Watergate
Roger Mudd on "The Selling of the Pentagon" documentary for CBS Reports
Roger Mudd on covering Bobby Kennedy's Presidential bid and assassination
Roger Mudd on filling in for Walter Cronkite as anchor of CBS Evening News
Roger Mudd on moderating NBC's Meet the Press
Roger Mudd on working on the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour

Jonathan Murray

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Jonathan Murray on the documentary Autism: The Musical

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on directing Meet the Press, and on dealing with ad agencies in the early days of television
Alan Neuman on the guests during his time directing Meet the Press
Alan Neuman on directing Wide Wide World
Alan Neuman on working with President Herbert Hoover on several shows including Meet the Press and Person to Person
Alan Neuman on directing Person to Person with Edward R. Murrow
Alan Neuman on directing Adlai Stevenson Reports
Alan Neuman on John F. Kennedy appearing on Person to Person

Sheila Nevins

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Sheila Nevins on getting fired from 20/20
Sheila Nevins on producing Eros America for HBO (later Real Sex)
Sheila Nevins on the documentary series America Undercover
Sheila Nevins on the process of making a documentary for HBO
Sheila Nevins on Cinemax Reel Time
Sheila Nevins on what makes a perfect documentary
Sheila Nevins on the documentary Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks
Sheila Nevins on the documentary The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter
Sheila Nevins on the HBO series Taxicab Confessions
Sheila Nevins on the HBO documentary In Memoriam 9/11
Sheila Nevins on the documentary Elaine Stritch: At Liberty

Horace Newcomb

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Horace Newcomb on An American Family, and on the serialization of television which led to shows like Roots and Dallas
Horace Newcomb on being interviewed for 60 Minutes by Morley Safer, who asked him, "Television. Why bother?"

Nicolas Noxon

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Nicolas Noxon on working on the syndicated show Biography for producers David Wolper and Jack Haley, Jr.
Nicolas Noxon on doing research and cutting footage for the syndicated show Biography
Nicolas Noxon on working on the syndicated show Biography for producers David Wolper and Jack Haley, Jr. (part 2)
Nicolas Noxon on the NBC documentary show Hollywood and the Stars
Nicolas Noxon on the documentary series Men in Crisis
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic Specials
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic's  "Dr. Leakey and the Dawn of Man"
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic Specials  (part 2)
Nicolas Noxon on NBC's GE Monogram Series, which was produced by MGM
Nicolas Noxon on the MGM documentary Childhood: The Enchanted Years and its narrator, Alexander Scourby
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic Specials (part 3)
Nicolas Noxon on the syndicated series, Sports Illustrated
Nicolas Noxon on Ripley's Believe It or Not
Nicolas Noxon on Secrets of the Titanic
Nicolas Noxon on National Geographic documentaries

Estelle Parsons

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Estelle Parsons on being a producer and commentator on Today
Estelle Parsons on being a "Today Girl" on Today

Jane Pauley

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Jane Pauley on co-hosting Today
Jane Pauley on Dateline NBC
Jane Pauley on co-anchoring Today

Frederick S. Pierce

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Frederick S. Pierce on ABC News

Abraham Polonsky

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Abraham Polonsky on writing for You Are There
Abraham Polonsky on writing for You Are There

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on meeting Rupert Murdoch and the plan for A Current Affair
Maury Povich on his initial thoughts on A Current Affair

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on WGN's news programming, and on the station being part of Tribune

Jorge Ramos

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Jorge Ramos on making the transition into television in Mexico on Sesenta Minutos
Jorge Ramos on reporting and anchoring for various news outlets
Jorge Ramos on reporting and anchoring for various news outlets
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on co-anchoring Noticiero Univision
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on what they've learned about television journalism

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on building the first CBS affiliate news station in Houston: on "breaking news"
Dan Rather how Charles Collingwood helped him greatly in learning how to cover news in Vietnam and Laos
Dan Rather on how news material was gathered and fed out during the Civil Rights Movement
Dan Rather on the type of reporting done on 60 Minutes

Alan Raymond

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Alan and Susan Raymond (producer of An American Family) on their purpose with documentary filmmaking; their view of public reaction to their films
Alan and Susan Raymond (producer of An American Family) on their purpose with documentary filmmaking; their view of public reaction to their films

Ed Resnick

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Ed Resnick on KTLA covering the factory explosion in 1947 and the Kathy Fiscus story in 1949
Ed Resnick on the conclusion of the Kathy Fiscus story, the effect it had on television, and Klaus Landsberg's direction of the broadcast
Ed Resnick on shooting the atomic bomb tests in Las Vegas for KTLA
Ed Resnick on shooting stories for KTLA's news broadcasts
Ed Resnick on news events he shot for KTLA news in the '60s

Geraldo Rivera

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Geraldo Rivera on WABC Eyewitness News
Geraldo Rivera on how 20/20 was initially received and his decision to leave the program
Geraldo Rivera on interviewing Michael Jackson on Geraldo At Large

Al Roker

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Al Roker on moving to Washington, D.C. to work for the 10pm news at WTTG; on meeting and working with Willard Scott
Al Roker on covering weather on location for Today

Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney on his start in documentary writing on The Twentieth Century and The Seven Lively Arts
Andy Rooney on writing for The Morning Show with Will Rogers, Jr.
Andy Rooney on some of the mishaps he witnessed on live television, particularly on Calendar
Andy Rooney on working on Calendar with Harry Reasoner
Andy Rooney on working on Bird's Eye View of America, The Strange Case of the English Language , a CBS News documentary about Frank Sinatra, and CBS News documentaries about the Civil Rights Movement of the '60s
Andy Rooney on writing the documentary Harry and Lena featuring Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne
Andy Rooney on writing the documentaries Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed and An Essay on War
Andy Rooney on writing for and appearing on The Great American Dream Machine
Andy Rooney on his documentary Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington and other documentaries
Andy Rooney on working on 60 Minutes

Tim Russert

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Tim Russert on the limitations of television news and avoiding gimmickry

Morley Safer

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Morley Safer on his first on-camera reporting in 1956 - covering the Hundred Hours War in Tel Aviv
Morley Safer on his early writing for news anchors
Morley Safer on his first trip to Vietnam
Morley Safer on the Cam Ne story, during which he reported on American soldiers burning a Vietnamese village 
Morley Safer on the public reaction to his reporting of Cam Ne
Morley Safer on being a broadcast journalist in Vietnam during the war
Morley Safer on joining 60 Minutes; on the success of 60 Minutes
Morley Safer on the premise of 60 Minutes and Don Hewitt's role in conceiving the idea for the program; on Mike Wallace and other correspondents; on significant stories he covered
Morley Safer on significant stories on 60 Minutes

Maria Elena Salinas

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Maria Elena Salinas on reporting for the Spanish International Network
Maria Elena Salinas on her career as a reporter and anchor
Maria Elena Salinas on her career as a reporter and anchorwoman 
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on co-anchoring Noticiero Univision
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on what they've learned about television journalism

Marlene Sanders

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Marlene Sanders on her duties at news shows at WABD-TV
Marlene Sanders on working on Night Beat
Marlene Sanders on becoming a female correspondent at ABC News; on the state of ABC News; on her news style and on-camera appearance when anchoring daytime news
Marlene Sanders on guests she booked on Night Beat - Jack Kerouac, W.E.B. Du Bois and others; on the fate of WABD-TV; on her work on documentaries and public affairs programs; on becoming a working mom
Marlene Sanders on working for ABC News
Marlene Sanders on her work at ABC News (contd.)
Marlene Sanders on her work at CBS News
Marlene Sanders on working for ABC News, Channel 13, narrating documentaries, and publishing the book "Waiting for Primetime"
Marlene Sanders on advice for women in broadcast journalism

Bob Schieffer

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Bob Schieffer on being a reporter for CBS News
Bob Schieffer on his time as CBS News chief Washington correspondent
Bob Schieffer on hosting Face the Nation
Bob Schieffer being the interim CBS Evening News anchro between Dan Rather and Katie Couric

Max Schindler

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Max Schindler on directing the coverage of the Kennedy assassination for NBC News
Max Schindler on directing Meet the Press
Max Schindler on directing Meet the Press
Max Schindler on directing Today from Washington, DC

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Schlosser on the news division at NBC

Arthur Schneider

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Arthur Schneider on editing for The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Alfred Schneider

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Alfred Schneider on an episode of Howard K. Smith: News and Comment ("The Political Obituary of Richard M. Nixon"), and how it led to the formulation of a policy to protect news departments from the interference of sponsors

Reese Schonfeld

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Reese Schonfeld on the creation of Crossfire on CNN
Reese Schonfeld on creating Crossfire, and on the role the show played in his exit from CNN

Daniel Schorr

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Daniel Schorr on interviewing Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow on Face the Nation
Daniel Schorr on covering Nikita Khrushchev's trip to the United States in 1959 for Eyewitness to History
Daniel Schorr on how CBS News portrayed Nikita Khrushchev, and on negotiating his Face the Nation interview
Daniel Schorr on doing a CBS documentary on East Germany, and on clashing with William S. Paley
Daniel Schorr on covering various stories for CBS News
Daniel Schorr on covering Watergate and other stories for various CBS News programs

Judith Sheindlin

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Judith Sheindlin on her appearance on 60 Minutes and why she agreed to do the piece

John Silva

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John Silva on early KTLA news broadcasts, including the Kathy Fiscus story
John Silva on deciding to use remote units on news stories and his inventions for mobile units
John Silva on KTLA covering the atomic bomb test in Nevada in 1952
John Silva on news stories covered with the Telecopter in its early years
John Silva on the impact of Telecopters on television news
John Silva on photos of the first Telecopter

Bob Simon

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Bob Simon on how CBS news portrayed the Vietnam War on television
Bob Simon on asking to be assigned to the CBS Tel Aviv Bureau
Bob Simon on the changing nature of news

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on directing Wide Wide World

Howard K. Smith

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Howard K. Smith on doing Edward R. Murrow's year-end television shows 
News Correspondent Howard K. Smith on moderating the first of the Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debates
Howard K. Smith on moderating presidential debates
Howard K. Smith on his friendship with and the legacy of Edward R. Murrow
Howard K. Smith on "Murrow's Boys"

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on the format, host, and locations of Wide Wide World

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on the state of CBS News in the 1950s
Sanford Socolow on working for DuMont and CBS News 
Sanford Socolow on his role as producer of and stories covered on CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite
Sanford Socolow on his time at the CBS Washington News Bureau
Sanford Socolow on CBS News coverage of memorable events of the 1960s and 1970s
Sanford Socolow on changes in network news over the years

John Soh

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John Soh on editing Story Of... for David Wolper
John Soh on editing The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
John Soh on editing The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

Lesley Stahl

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Lesley Stahl on the process of doing a story for 60 Minutes

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on the founding and history of CBS News
Frank Stanton on the controversial CBS Reports: The Selling of the Pentagon in which he personally faced contempt charges
Frank Stanton on the creation of CBS News

Herbert Stempel

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Herbert Stempel on appearing on the PBS American Experience  episode "The Quiz Show Scandal"

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on CBS Reports

Ted Turner

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Ted Turner on the birth of CNN
Ted Turner on the premiere and early budget for CNN
Ted Turner on the challenges of starting CNN
Ted Turner on creating CNN II (Headline News)
Ted Turner on the responsibility and power of the news media

Bill Tush

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Bill Tush on anchoring and reporting for CNN's Showbiz Today; on stories he covered for CNN's Showbiz Today; on interviewing celebrities for CNN's Showbiz Today
Bill Tush on the ground rules for interviewing celebrities for CNN's Showbiz Today; on the culture of celebrity; on his favorite celebrity interviews

Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace on what makes a good interview

Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters on her approach to interviewing
Barbara Walters on the criticism she took for her record-breaking salary

Av Westin

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Av Westin on creating the CBS Morning News
Av Westin on Executive Producing ABC News aka World News Tonight
Av Westin on Executive Producing ABC's 20/20
Av Westin on Executive Producing Inside Edition and working with Bill O'Reilly
Av Westin on the impact of the internet on television news

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on his role as producer of the CBS documentary series Adventure 
Perry Wolff on producing A Tour of the White House  for CBS News featuring Jacqueline Kennedy, First Lady to President John F. Kennedy
Perry Wolff on producing Air Power  for CBS
Perry Wolff on producing The Vanishing Family  for PBS
Perry Wolff on writing and producing The Moon Above, the Earth Below

David L. Wolper

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David Wolper on the genesis and production of The Race for Space

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on his early fascination with local news
Jeff Zucker on Jane Pauley offering him a job on Today
Jeff Zucker on his first job at Today and the tumultuous atmosphere of the show at that time
Jeff Zucker on his rise to Executive Producer of Today  and the hiring of Katie Couric
Jeff Zucker on his vision and innovations as Executive Producer of Today
Jeff Zucker on how he negotiated with the network to take chances and skip commercials while Executive Producer at Today
Jeff Zucker on why Today was such a good fit for him as a Producer
Jeff Zucker on a typical day of production for Today
Jeff Zucker on his management style as Executive Producer at Today
Jeff Zucker on Matt Lauer replacing Bryant Gumbel as co-host of Today
Jeff Zucker on his pride in Today and its success during his tenure as Executive Producer
Jeff Zucker on Brian Williams replacing Tom Brokaw as anchor of NBC Nightly News
Jeff Zucker on Katie Couric leaving Today and being replaced by Meredith Viera