In honor of Karl Rove’s imminent departure from President Bush’s White House staff, here’s a clip of the CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite from Jan. 18, 1972, via YouTube.
Besides the chance to see Rove with hair (I know how he feels), it’s a real reminder of how much TV news has changed in 35 years. TV reporters no longer get the time to “set a scene” the way Dan Rather does here. And look, ma … no annoying crawl at the bottom of the screen! (PBRTV propeller-hat tip to Boing Boing.)