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Lou Waters on the Ballot in Arizona

Waters_3.9.jpgIt’s election day in Arizona where former CNN anchor Lou Waters is running for Town Council in Oro Valley, north of Tucson. Waters was a CNN original and remained with network until Sept. 2001.

On his website, Waters writes about his time at CNN and how TV news has changed since:

My television career began in Tucson in the 1970′s. My work here captured attention in Atlanta where Ted Turner was planning a Cable News Network. We invented 24-hour-a-day television news; real news. We had no idea what cable news would become, because the news industry said it would never work.

I’m a traditional journalist. I pursued the career as a public service; get the facts, report them and let the chips fall. That tradition appears to be lost or gone. News now is a commodity. But I’m still a journalist.

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CNN Time Travel

A TVNewser reader alerted us that their fancy Verizon FiOS cable system is apparently reverting to 10 years ago when Natalie Allen and Lou Waters anchored “CNN Today.”

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Coming up next, “Both Sides with Jesse Jackson.”

Election Night on CNN: A Look Back

The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. has a 17-picture gallery looking back at CNN’s Election Night coverage, beginning just “five months after the news network’s launch.” In 1980, it was Lou Dobbs and Bella Abzug anchoring. More pictures after the jump:

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