This Was Television On October 29

1956: The Huntley-Brinkely Report premieres

Chet Huntley and David Brinkely co-anchored this award-winning nightly news telecast on NBC until 1970. The former operated out of New York City, the latter out of Washington, D.C., and though they interacted only briefly viewers were drawn to the newsmen’s rapport. Huntley died in 1974, shortly after his retirement brought the program to a conclusion; Brinkley remained active in network news for many years afterward -A.D.

Today’s Birthdays: Dan Castellaneta, Simpson père (55); Joely Fisher, friend of Ellen’s (45); Ben Foster, undertaker associate (32); Kate Jackson, angel (64); Bob Ross, painter (d. 1995); Tracee Ellis Ross, girlfriend (40); Gabrielle Union, forward-flasher (40). 

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