The CBS News of the World, Morning Edition, was part of the larger news lineup of CBS Radio Network. Also known as The CBS World News Roundup, the show first aired March 13th, 1938.
The first broadcast was a one time special report, in response to the growing tensions in Europe and a demand for up to date news. The format of the special, containing reports from multiple locations around the world, was so successful that it quickly developed into a daily show. This type of format, consisting of multi-point live reports, was revolutionary for the time and was executed with impressive precision.
Journalists broadcasting on CBS News included radio giants such as Edward R. Murrow, Robert Trout, and William L. Shirer, as well as famous correspondents Charles Collingwood, William J. Dunn and John Charles Daly, among others.
The CBS World News Roundup continues today, making it America's longest running network newscast on radio or TV. This collection contains the 1942 broadcasts.
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