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Brinkley Death #730681

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The death of journalist David Brinkley, noted; details given about Brinkley’s career; photos, footage and excerpts shown from Brinkley’s broadcasts, including his anchoring with Chet Huntley and ABC’s “This Week.” [BRINKLEY – questions what life would be like without newspapers, television or radio; says he didn’t like the now-famous sign-off from the “The Huntley Brinkley Report”; quotes Shakespeare in his final broadcast.] [Producer Reuven FRANK††- comments on Brinkley’s writing & reporting abilities.] [CBS Evening News anchor Walter CRONKITE†- says we’ve lost a distinctive voice.] The anchor’s reminiscences of Brinkley related.

Brokaw, Tom

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