CBS's first ever ever Anchor Douglas Edwards was born 100 years ago Today.
"CBS News presents Douglas Edwards with up-to-the minute developments from all parts of the world." That's how America was introduced to network television's first anchor.
A radio veteran, Edwards was tapped to anchor the first nightly network TV newscast, in 1948 -- put together, he would later say, "with spit, bailing wire and high spirits."
Edwards holds a record not likely to be broken: He anchored a daily network television newscast for 40 years.
He also went 40 years without posting a single selfie or doing a single Facebook Live.
H/T CBS News