OT: Re: News anchors

Subject: OT: Re: News anchors
From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:34:53 -0600

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:20 PM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:

> Very, very side note: In radio scripts, at one time, the word announcer
> was abbreviated thusly:
> ANCR: Blah blah blah... and now our Star.
> STAR: Good evening, genties and ladlemen, and members of the audio
> radiance... blah blah...
> ANCR was apparently pronounced "anchor" and now we have News Anchors.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

According to the PBS show "American Masters", the term "anchorman" was
first applied to Walter Cronkite in 1952, by analogy to a relay race.


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