D-Day showcased network news at its best.
It was a question of where and when. In 1944, the Germans knew that the allies had massed the greatest armada in modern times on the British isles and that it was only a matter of time until they made the jump to start a second front on the coast of France. But where and when? In the early hours of June 6th, all eyes focused on a small strip of beach along?the Normandy coast and the direction of World War II was irrevocably changed. In those days, it was radio that interpreted events, and each of the four networks, CBS, NBC, ABC and Mutual, had agreed pool their resources to cover the landings. Here at home, one name has become associated with this event: Robert Trout. He helped define the term Anchorman with his marathon D-Day broadcast and set a standard that everyone who followed, including the award winning WKNR Contact News department, tried to emulate. MORE