Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Michael Freedman & Sam Litzinger
In the early days of network radio, news competed for a place in the daily programming schedule with entertainment fare such as The Lux Radio Theatre and Major Bowes's Original Amateur Hour . In 1929, CBS's founding father, William S. Paley, decided there was sufficient public interest to warrant a regular daily news summary—five minutes of a morning program called Something for Everyone . From the humble beginnings of that regular news program, CBS would go on to become a key player in broadcast journalism, home to such luminaries as Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. CBS News developed into an integral part of what came to be known as “The Tiffany Network” because of the quality of its broadcasts—and the revenue it generated. This entry examines the news division's history and influence. On the evening of September 18, 1927, the United Independent Broadcasters (UIB) and the new Columbia Phonograph ...