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CBS World News Roundup celebrates 75th anniversary

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Three quarters of a century ago, Americans turned on their radios for a whole new kind of broadcast. March 13th marks the birth of the CBS World News Roundup.

There's big news from Wall Street and minutes later anchor Steve Kathan has it on the air.

Kathan is the voice of the CBS World News Roundup, a radio tradition that began 75 years ago.

Robert trout was the first anchor during the Nazi takeover of Austria in 1938, where a broadcast legend made his debut. It was the first broadcast to include live reports from the scene.

Richard Hottelet was part of the team known as Murrow's Boys, covering World War II.

Even now it's a professional milestone for a correspondent to be included in the Roundup. I (Alexis Christophorous) was thrilled when I made the cut.

The current anchor Kathan feels a strong sense of history.

The roundup is now the longest running newscast in the country and still going strong.

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