May 3, 2011
No matter what the doom-and-gloom crowd says about the future of nightly network newscasts, Scott Pelley will not be broadcast TV's last anchor.
The shows, the anchor jobs and all they represent - even with audiences shrinking - are too big to go away anytime soon.
Before segueing to television while he was a student at Texas Tech, Pelley began his career at age 15 as a copyboy for Texas' Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. "It's supposed to be an avalanche of news on your doorstep every morning," he explained in 1998 to CNN's Larry King, who was dedicating an hour to the 50th anniversary of CBS's once-exalted nightly newscast.