Fifty years later, “accidental anchor” reflects on filling in for Cronkite – CBS News
In 1967, a strike by a union representing TV personalities left the “CBS Evening News” without its anchor, Walter Cronkite. CBS executives turned to Arnold Zenker, a 28-year-old employee with no on-camera experience, to fill the legendary newsman’s shoes. Scott Pelley reports.
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Was Arnold Zenker disappointed when Cronkite came back? – CBS News Watch CBSN Live CBS News executive Arnold Zenker filled in for Walter Cronkite on the “CBS Evening News” during a 13-day strike in 1967. In an interview with Scott Pelley, Zenker reflected on the experience and whether he was […]