October 17, 2006

HE WAS OUR CRONKITE:

CBS correspondent Christopher Glenn dies (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, 10/17/06)

Christopher Glenn, a longtime CBS news correspondent who anchored coverage of the space shuttle Challenger explosion and was the voice of the children's program "In the News" in 1970s and 80s, has died. He was 68.

Glenn died Tuesday of liver cancer in Norwalk Hospital less than three weeks before his induction into the Radio Hall of Fame, the network said.

The award-winning newsman retired in February after 35 years with CBS. His distinctive voice was familiar to those who remember the Emmy-award winning "In the News." The 2 1/2-minute feature on one topic was broadcast every half hour during Saturday children's programming on CBS. It debuted in September 1971 and ran for 5,000 episodes over 13 seasons.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 17, 2006 11:52 PM
Comments

The space-ship sounding theme to "In the News" was part of my Saturday mornings during the 1970's.

Posted by: pchuck at October 18, 2006 9:42 AM

The theme for "In the News" is available at this link:

http://audio.cbsnews.com/2006/02/22/audio1336990.mp3

Posted by: pchuck at October 18, 2006 3:43 PM
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