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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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