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David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 June 11, 2003) was an American television newscaster for NBC and, later, ABC. From 1956 through 1970 he co-anchored NBC's nightly news program The HuntleyBrinkley Report with Chet Huntley. more

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Nobody in TV makes as much money as Robert Redford, who likes to make movies for several million dollars only on the condition that they contain some sort of social message. I cannot take very seriously a social message delivered by an actor who is paid nine million dollars to deliver it, and who charges you five dollars to see it.

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.