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Convention "Anchor"

1966-10-14

Newseum

Newseum
Washington, DC, United States

TV news programs were still in their infancy when Walter Cronkite made his debut as “anchor” for a team of CBS reporters at the conventions. His job? Moderating reports and explaining the political process to viewers. The network promoted Cronkite’s role as “anchorman” for the conventions, and the term took off.

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  • Title: Convention "Anchor"
  • Date Created: 1966-10-14
  • Physical Location: Newseum collection
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