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Brinkley Death / Koppel Interview #730707

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jun 12, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The career of newsman David Brinkley, who died, reviewed; photos, film, clips from NBC's anchoring by Brinkley with Chet Huntley & from Brinkley's "This Week" at ABC shown. [NBC "Nightly News" original executive producer Reuven FRANK†- remembers the first Huntley-Brinkley show as the worst broadcast.] [CNN's Jeff GREENFIELD - recalls the significance of the Huntley-Brinkley convention coverage; notes the sheer length of Brinkley's run in two different formats; describes Brinkley's style.] [Signing off, BRINKLEY, HUNTLEY - say good night.] [In 1986, BRINKLEY - gives his initial reaction to the good nights.] [Former NBC "Nightly News" executive producer Joe ANGOTTI†- says Brinkley changed the way TV news was written.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel about Brinkley. [KOPPEL - says David was the first guy to do news with an affectionate sense of humor that changed the flavor of TV news; describes him as an essayist & a gentleman; notes how he pioneered the Sunday talk show; recalls how dominant the Huntley-Brinkley news was when there were just three network shows.]

Brown, Aaron

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