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Fear Not, Newsweek Mourners; Other 1933 Artifacts Still Remain

There was no sadder media news this week than Tina Brown’s announcement that Newsweek will be shifting to an all-digital model in early 2013. To cheer ourselves and perhaps some of you, dear readers, here’s a reminder of other entities launched the same year as Newsweek (1933) that are still mercifully around:

- San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge;
- The Lone Ranger, coming back hopefully bigger and better with Johnny Depp as Tonto;
- King Kong;
- MLB’s annual All-Star Game;
- Air France;
- FM radio.

On the other hand, just a few months after the February 1933 launch of Newsweek, the first U.S. drive-in movie theater was unveiled in Camden, New Jersey. Today of course, cars and SUVs roll off the assembly line with the drive-in theater component built right in.

Mediabistro’s series Cubes recently visited the offices of Newsweek/The Daily Beast in New York City. Check it out below, as this is where the venerable weekly magazine’s bold next phase is now being mapped out:

[Photo courtesy: Goldengatebridge.org]

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