Brian Williams' departure from 'NBC Nightly News' marks the end of the almighty anchor

June 18, 2015 11:06 AM

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Brian Williams' departure from "NBC Nightly News" draws a curtain on an era of almighty evening news anchors.

The legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite defined the network anchor in the 1960s and '70s as a trusted, calm paternal figure providing a steady presence during turbulent times. Williams, 55, idolized Cronkite and developed his own strong persona that was reminiscent of the days when the news divisi...

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