HISTORY CORNER: DAYS OF YORE
“I know of no more patriotic group than television journalists,” then-NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw stated in a national newspaper print ad for NBC, on March 30, 1985. A rival network also reached out that year.
“In the same summer, CBS began running a series of advertisements promoting its evening news program. Using black-and-white stills of individuals, the voiceover on the spot said: ‘Americans, we know who we are. And when it comes to news, we know who we trust. Dan Rather, CBS News’,” noted an analysis in “The Democratic Facade,” a 1991 book by Daniel Hellinger and Dennis R. Judd.