Monday, June 23, 2014

June 23, 1947: 'Wendy Warren and the News' went on air on CBS

June 23, 1947: Wendy Warren and the News went on air for the 1st time on CBS. The program lasted till 1958. Contrary to its title, the show was not a traditional news bulletin rather it was an ongoing series. Show’s 3 minute opening bulletin marked its uniqueness. The show was presented by Douglas Edwards who narrated the news during. Later, he became a regular news anchor at CBS.

Contrary to what it sounded like,  Wendy Warren and the News  was not a radio news program but rather a noontime drama series preceded by the afternoon news report. Wendy Warren, the show's lead character, was portrayed by Florence Freeman.

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