"Good night, Chet," "Good night, David," "And good night for NBC News"

  1. David Brinkley died yesterday at age 82. (Chet Huntley back in '74.) The nostalgia of it makes me a bit sad. I liked that news team. Now they are both gone. I miss the news reports being plain and direct, as they presented it. I suppose those were simpler times.

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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   passing thru
    You're definitely revealing your age...........!
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    I usually read or visit Allnurses when home while my husband watches the evening news. Last evening it seemed all the CBS local and CNN people said they were fans and admirered him. Those "in the business" recognised quality.
    I heard an interview on the Pacifica radio station while driving where he said he did not like the "Good night" He said, "It didn't sit right with me for two men to say good night to each other.I thought we should say good night to the listeners."
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Jun 13, '03
  5. by   sbic56
    Originally posted by passing thru
    You're definitely revealing your age...........!

    Spose so. Endangered, but not extinct!
  6. by   passing thru
    LOL !
  7. by   Mkue
    He really was an icon, I have a vague memory of seeing him on a black and white screen. I hope he had a wonderful life.
  8. by   funnygirl_rn
    There has been some great coverage on tv regarding this wonderful icon.
  9. by   cwazycwissyRN
    Gee can even hear the tones and pitch of their voices when they said that at the end of the news.......I think David Brinkley has been a class act since the beginning of his career, up to the very end.

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