July 16, 2014

1985. World War II Correspondents Reminisce

The Fortieth Anniversary of the End of the War in Europe

On May 6, 1985, just before the 40th anniversary of V-E Day, CBS Morning News hosted some of the most prominent surviving American World War II correspondents to discuss their careers. The group included many of the surviving Murrow Boys. Downs had died seven years earlier.

The broadcast is hosted by Dan Rather, and features: Walter Cronkite (UP), William L. Shirer (CBS News), Winston Burdett (CBS News), Eric Sevareid (CBS News), Richard C. Hottelet (CBS News), Andy Rooney (Stars and Stripes), Ernest Leiser (Stars and Stripes), Charles Collingwood (CBS News), and Douglas Edwards (CBS News).