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The World News Roundup

A Mainstay Broadcast

May 22, 2018 - 5:00 am

On the evening of March 13, 1938, Robert Trout launched what would become radio's longest-running daily broadcast: "The World News Roundup".
That first edition included something new to the medium: a live report from an overseas correspondent--which happened to be the on-air debut of a young man named Edward R. Murrow.

"The World News Roundup" has been heard every weekday since then on KCBS Radio. In the 80 years since its inception with Trout as the anchor, many other notable radio broadcasters have served as anchors, including Dallas Townsend, Douglas Edwards  Winston Burdett, Ned Calmer, Reid Collins, Bill Lynch, and Christopher Glenn. Today, the "World News Roundup", heard each weekday at 7 a.m. on KCBS Radio, is anchored by Steve Kathan.

Our audio salute is a 1988 edition of the CBS Radio weekly program "Newsmark", produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "World News Roundup".