In Walter (Cronkite) We Trust, March 14, 1981

 
 

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   March 14, 1981, Dan Rather  

March 14, 1981: Howard Rosenberg, The Times Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic, watches Dan Rather’s debut in taking over from Walter Cronkite on the “CBS Evening News” and he is not a happy man.

Art Seidenbaum and I overlapped at The Times, but I was a rookie and he was one of the senior writers at the paper, so I never introduced myself when I would see him in the hallway or (usually) smoking a cigarette somewhere. I regret that now because I enjoy reading him and he sounds quite approachable. The book he's reviewing, Bill Henderson's "His Son: A Child of the Fifties" may not be remembered now (it ranks 9.3 millionth at Amazon), but Art's insights are well worth reading.

  March 14, 1981, Dan Rather  

  March 14, 1981, Dan Rather  

  March 14, 1981, Dan Rather  

  March 14, 1981, Dan Rather  

 

  March 14, 1981, Art Seidenbaum  

  March 14, 1981, Art Seidenbaum  

  March 14, 1981, Art Seidenbaum
March 14, 1981, Art Seidenbaum
 

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in 1981, @news, art and artists, Art Seidenbaum, Blues, broadcasting, Columnists, Comics, Howard Rosenberg, Television, Walter Cronkite. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to In Walter (Cronkite) We Trust, March 14, 1981

  1. Ronald Emmis says:

    I am just curious, but what pages did the story on Dan Rather appear? What section was it in?
    I would appreciate this. I am writing a book and there is a portion on Rather that is “rather” biting, and this story backs me up 100%. I would love to source it, but I don’t have access to the LA Times archives like you do.
    Thanks!

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  2. lrh says:

    @Ronald — Rosenberg wrote for Calendar and that was a cover piece.

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