For many years the CBS network enjoyed a glowing reputation for quality journalism unmatched by their competitors. They employed a staple of first-class reporters and broadcasters, many of whom had initially worked at newspapers and/or as foreign correspondents for radio stations and foreign bureaus. As a result, such giants as Fred Friendly, Walter Cronkite, Douglas Edwards, Richard Salant and many others helped make CBS News a formidable journalism giant.
Another duo who greatly contributed to building the CBS news reputation was producer Don Hewitt and reporter Daniel Schorr. Hewitt was originally involved with the nightly CBS Evening News broadcast then was moved