60 Years Of Nightly News on NBC

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By Chris Ariens Comments

NBCLogo_2.15.gifTomorrow marks the 60th Anniversary of NBC’s evening news broadcasts. (And having seen The Farnsworth Invention just last night, we’re sure David Sarnoff would be proud). Brian Williams will acknowledge the anniversary during tonight’s Nightly News.

• Feb. 16, 1948 — “NBC Television Newsreel”
• Feb. 16, 1949 — “Camel News Caravan” with John Cameron Swayze
• Oct. 29, 1956 — “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley (initially called “NBC News,” then “The Texaco Huntley-Brinkley Report” became “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” in 1961)
• Sept. 9, 1963 — Huntley-Brinkley Report expands from 15 minutes to a half-hour
• Aug. 3, 1970 — “NBC Nightly News” with David Brinkley, John Chancellor and Frank McGee
• Aug. 15, 1971 — “NBC Nightly News” with John Chancellor
• June 7, 1976 — “NBC Nightly News” with John Chancellor and David Brinkley
• Oct. 5, 1979 — “NBC Nightly News” with John Chancellor
• Apr. 5, 1982 — “NBC Nightly News” with Tom Brokaw and Roger Mudd
• Sept. 5, 1983 — “NBC Nightly News” with Tom Brokaw
• Dec. 2, 2004 — “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams