All these wonderful things wants to note the retirement of the journalist Christopher Glenn from CBS News.
Glenn spent the last 35 years at CBS, primarily known for his anchoring of the CBS Radio programs World News Round-Up and The World Tonight. For the past ten years, he has produced, written and narrated the CBS Radio broadcast What's in the News.
But, for me, Christopher Glenn will be best remembered for the Saturday morning news-for-kids show In The News, which aired on CBS television from 1971-1986. Notable both because the program covered news from around the globe and because Glenn never talked down to his pre-teen audience, In The News was one of the things that got me interested in journalism and in telling true stories.
For the two decades since, it's been great to turn on the radio and hear that same voice (if you're wondering which voice I'm talking about, you can click here and here) with the news from around the world and around the country. Not only did Christopher Glenn have, in my opinion, the best voice on news radio, he also was one of the best writers. Clear, concise, intelligent.
"I've been doing it, in the business, at least, for about 50 years, 35 here. Done it all, seen a lot, had a very good time, very few disappointments, very few bad days if you want to put it that way, and I'm sorry to go, but it's time now."