Saturday, July 9, 2016

Who else remembers Dallas Townsend?

When I was growing up, my family and I would listen to the "CBS World News Roundup" on the morning radio, which was normally broadcast by Dallas Townsend.

He was quite noteworthy;  here is his NY Times obituary.  I knew he was no longer alive, but I didn't remember when he passed away.

Even in this era of the Internet, I couldn't find a color picture of him.  Below are two black-and-whites, the latter with his notable contemporaries Douglas Edwards, Mike Wallace, and of course, Walter Cronkite.

I thought of him because I heard about the IPO of CBS Radio that will separate it from CBS Corp., as radio listenership declines.  We live in changing times, don't we?

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