Annals of Journalism Open Thread: Roger Mudd
Distantly related to Dr. Samuel Mudd, as in "your name is --," he is the man who should have succeeded Walter Cronkite as the most trusted man in America at CBS instead of "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" Born in 1928, Roger Mudd finished a long and distinguished career at NBC.
Not incidentally, he did the nation an immeasurable favor by torpedoing the presidential campaign of the late Ted Kennedy by asking one simple question:
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Too bad newsmen don't ask that question any more.