WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP
The CBS World News Roundup began on March 13, 1938, as a
response to growing tensions in Europe. The initial broadcast was
hosted by veteran newscaster Robert Trout, with short-wave reports
from Paris, Berlin, Rome, London and Vienna.
Two of the newer, more memorable voices heard on that first broadcast
were Edward R. Murrow and William L. Shirer. During the years of
war that followed, Murrows reports from London and Shirers
reports from Berlin became essential listening for Americans concerned
about events taking place overseas.
The show earned CBS a reputation for outstanding, in-depth reporting
and made foreign news coverage a regular part of the networks
programming. CBS World News Roundup remains on the CBS Radio
Network today, making it America's longest-running radio news program.
Over the years, Douglas Edwards, Winston Burdett, Ned Calmer, Reid
Collins, Dallas Townsend, Bill Lynch and Christopher Glenn have
also hosted the show. Other journalists who rose to prominence through
CBS World News Roundup include Eric Sevareid, Charles Collingwood
and Howard K. Smith.
Robert Trout died on November 14, 2000. William L. Shirer died on December 28, 1993.
The CBS World News Roundup was inducted into the Radio Hall
of Fame in 1995.
courtesy of Photofest.
Reproduction of the images on this page is strictly prohibited.