(CBS) On March 13, 1938, the "CBS World News Roundup" aired for the first time, and broadcast journalism was born.
In those days, families crowded around AM radios to get their news. No matter how far technology has advanced in the 70 years since, "The Roundup" remains a primary way people nationwide learn of world events each morning. Hundreds of millions have heard it, and made it the longest-running news show ever.
That first broadcast was anchored by Robert Trout, and Edward R. Murrow appeared. Other legendary voices to grace its microphones include Walter Cronkite, Douglas Edwards, Dallas Townsend, Richard C. Hottelet and Christopher Glenn. Today, Nick Young is the Roundup anchor in the morning, and Bill Whitney does the honors for the show's Late Edition.
The Early Show marked the Roundup's birthday Thursday.
To see the The Early Show segments, click here.
To listen to the Roundup's maiden broadcast voyage, click here.
To hear the show's golden anniversary special, click here.
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