'The World News Roundup' Turns 70
March 13, 2008 at 8:43 AM (PT)
TODAY's broadcast marks the 70th anniversary of WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP, making it the longest-running news broadcast anywhere, writes DAVID HINKLEY in THE DAILY NEWS. It has survived, suggests HARVEY NAGLER, VP of CBS NEWS, because it still provides an essential service.
"We put the news into perspective," he says. "News is ubiquitous today, but we tell you what it means. I think we still provide the best daily world news summary you will find."
Equally important, he says, this doesn't mean turning complex stories in McNews, diluting them into short sound bites for short attention spans.
"We don't 'dumb down,'" he says. "We have an intelligent audience and we respect that."