Huntley-Brinkley Report, The


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About

Chet Huntley first worked with Brinkley in 1956 while co-anchoring the Republican and Democratic National Conventions of that year. The NBC duo successfully garnered the largest share of the convention television audience, and as a result, the Huntley-Brinkley team was born. The Huntley-Brinkley Report's audience was estimated at 20 million, and in 1965, a consumer research company found that, as a result of their hugely successful news program, both Huntley and Brinkley were more recognizable to American adults than such famous stars as Cary Grant, James Stewart or the Beatles.

Presented by

Chet Huntley in New York City

David Brinkley in Washington

Country of origin United States

Production

Running time 30 minutes

Broadcast

Original channel NBC

Original run October 29, 1956 – July 31, 1970

 

Highlights
David Brinkley on co-anchoring The Huntley-Brinkley Report  and his chemistry with Chet Huntley
Julian Goodman on the debut of The Huntley-Brinkley Report and the expansion of television news
Connie Chung on Huntley and Brinkley being true co-anchors
Robert MacNeil on working on The Huntley-Brinkley Report and covering the 1964 campaign
Max Schindler on directing The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Who talked about this show

David Brinkley

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David Brinkley on teaming up with Chet Huntley for The Huntley-Brinkley Report
David Brinkley on co-anchoring The Huntley-Brinkley Report and his chemistry with Chet Huntley
David Brinkley on anchoring political conventions
David Brinkley on concerns that he and Chet Huntley were too "boring"
David Brinkley on the end of The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on Huntley and Brinkley being true co-anchors

Bob Doyle

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Bob Doyle on the Camel News Caravan and The Huntley Brinkley Report
Bob Doyle on teaming Chet Huntley and David Brinkley for the 1956 political conventions, which resulted in The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Bob Doyle on the format of The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Bob Doyle on how Chet Huntley and David Brinkley were different on The Huntley-Brinkley Report, and on producer Reuven Frank

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on the advent of The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on the early studios of The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on the set of The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on Chet Huntley and David Brinkley's strengths on The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on the technical aspects of broadcasting The Huntley-Brinkley Report, and how they evolved
Reuven Frank on John Chancellor's coverage of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, AR for The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on The Huntley-Brinkley Report going from fifteen minutes to a half-hour
Reuven Frank on expanding The Huntley-Brinkley Report from fifteen minutes to a half-hour
Reuven Frank on doing stories about oil when Texaco was a sponsor of The Huntley-Brinkley Report
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 1964 Republican political convention and the distrust of the news media, specifically The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on leaving The Huntley-Brinkey Report
Reuven Frank on the ratings decline of The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Reuven Frank on the ratings decline of The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Revuen Frank on the retirement of Chet Huntley from The Huntley-Brinkley Report and replacing the show

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on the debut of The Huntley-Brinkley Report and the expansion of television news

Gwen Ifill

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Gwen Ifill on watching The Huntley-Brinkley report as a child with her father

Robert MacNeil

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Robert MacNeil on working on The Huntley-Brinkley Report and covering the 1964 campaign
Robert MacNeil on acting as roving reporter for The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Robert MacNeil on his critique of The Huntley-Brinkley Report and of network news in general

Bill Monroe

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Bill Monroe on his association with The Huntley-Brinkley Report at NBC News, and on working with David Brinkley

Max Schindler

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Max Schindler on directing The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Arthur Schneider

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Arthur Schneider on editing for The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on the competition between CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and The Huntley-Brinkley Report

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