"Good Night Chet..." December 10

On this day in 1911, Chet Huntley was born in Cardwell Montana. Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley (December 10, 1911 – March 20, 1974) was an American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, for 14 years beginning in 1956. His radio career began at KIRO Seattle & continued at Spokane & Portland, before joining first CBS Radio in Los Angeles, then ABC, as well as narrating Movietone Newsreels. He was viewed as "another Ed Murrow" when he was hired by NBC Radio. After teaming successfully with David Brinkley to cover the 1956 political conventions, the pair were assigned to co-anchor the TV Nightly News for the next 14 years as The Huntley-Brinkley Report. He succumbed to lung cancer March 20 1975 at the age of 63. "Good night Chet .. Good night David ..And Good night for NBC News."

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