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First TV Anchor Wasn’t Cronkite
2012-10-03 19:04:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While Anchorman 2 is underway in the studios, one researcher set out to assure everyone that neither Walter Cronkite, nor Ron Burgundy, was TV's first anchorman, as it was really a quiz show panelist from 1948. Mike Conway, an associate professor of journalism at Indiana University, found that the first anchorman was John Cameron Swayze, who was a regular on the 1948 quiz show "Who Said That?" Swayze, an experienced print and...

2010-06-14 15:35:00

HAMDEN, Conn., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quinnipiac University presented its 17th annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of PBS' "Washington Week," on June 14 during a luncheon ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100614/DC20687 ) The award, presented in honor of Friendly, the former CBS News president who died in 1998, acknowledges one of the most basic constitutional...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'