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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Ted Koppel on becoming an anchor at ABC Evening News
Katie Couric on her first experience as an anchor at WTVJ Miami
Walter Cronkite on the 1952 political convention where the term "Anchorman" was first coined; the resentment from radio professionals toward the new television medium
Maria Elena Salinas on anchoring coverage of various natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes and dealing with her personal feelings about such events 
Dan Rather on filling Walter Cronkite's anchor role
Barbara Walters on being the first female network news anchor (she was co-anchor from 1976-1978 on ABC Evening News)
Who talked about this profession

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on how news reporting has changed over the years
Nick Clooney on his style of news reporting

Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper on maintaining neutrality as a journalist 
Anderson Cooper on dealing with breaking news as an anchor live 
Anderson Cooper on advice to aspiring television journalists 

Katie Couric

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Katie Couric on her first experience as an anchor at WTVJ Miami
Katie Couric on lessons learned from being an anchor on Today

Walter Cronkite

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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 and technological innovations behind covering a live political event
Walter Cronkite on coming up with his signature signoff "and that's the way it is"
Walter Cronkite on covering "the great story of our century"; man landing on the moon
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 definition, as he was told, of the term "anchorman" as coined by Paul Levitan
Walter Cronkite on why it was important to him to also have the title "managing editor" on the CBS Evening News
Walter Cronkite on being furious with Pierre Salinger who had leaked to the press that President Kennedy was to make an important announcement about Vietnam on the CBS Evening News
Walter Cronkite on his on-air editorial that he felt the country should get out of Vietnam; what this meant to the country and the Johnson administration; the authority his role as anchorman had

Ted Koppel

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Ted Koppel on becoming an anchor at ABC Evening News

Jim Lehrer

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Jim Lehrer on interviewing
Jim Lehrer on what makes a good interview
Jim Lehrer on advice to aspiring broadcast journalists

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on the logistics of The MacNeil Lehrer NewsHour and hiring staff for the show

Roger Mudd

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Roger Mudd on filling in for Walter Cronkite as anchor of CBS Evening News

Jane Pauley

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Jane Pauley on being comfortable in front of the camera
Jane Pauley on advice for people getting into broadcasting
Jane Pauley on the current and future role of the news anchors

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on his preference between hosting a talk show and anchoring news
Maury Povich on what makes a good news anchor

Jorge Ramos

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Jorge Ramos on being hired at KMEX channel 34 in Los Angeles and learning how to tell a story
Jorge Ramos on being an objective journalist and covering the Elián González story
Jorge Ramos on his and his crew's safety when traveling in war zones and other dangerous places 
Jorge Ramos on what makes a good interview and his most important interviews
Jorge Ramos on the role of a journalist and taking a stand
Jorge Ramos on good advice he's received about being a journalist 
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on advice to someone starting a journalism career
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on their longevity 

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on what he learned about being in front of a camera as a newsman from Calvin Jones after his first audition
Dan Rather on filling Walter Cronkite's anchor role

Maria Elena Salinas

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Maria Elena Salinas on appealing to different aspects of the Latino community
Maria Elena Salinas on anchoring coverage of various natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes and dealing with her personal feelings about such events
Maria Elena Salinas on covering immigration and doing advocacy journalism 
Maria Elena Salinas on preparation she does to interview world leaders and others
Maria Elena Salinas on what makes a good interview
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on advice to someone starting a journalism career
Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas on their longevity

Barbara Walters

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Barbara Walters on being the first female network news anchor (she was co-anchor from 1976-1978 on ABC Evening News)
Barbara Walters on the rise of women in television and her advice to women on getting ahead
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