American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man who narrates or coordinates a newscast in which several correspondents give reports.
- n. Sports A man who is an anchor in a competition, such as a relay race.
- n. The main host of a television or radio program, particularly one relating to the broadcast of news.
- n. athletics The most reliable runner in a relay team, usually the one that runs last.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a woman television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute. Male correlate of anchorwoman.
- n. a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
- From anchor + man. (Wiktionary)
“Obituaries claimed that the term anchorman was first coined to refer to Cronkite, but as I wrote in”
“According to journalistic lore, network news producer emeritus Don Hewitt coined the term anchorman on 7 July 1952, to describe the late Walter Cronkite's coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.”
“But the role of star anchorman is a relatively new one for our guest.”
“Two years later, he broke into the national consciousness with his work at the 1952 political conventions, serving as CBS '"anchorman" -- a word coined to describe Cronkite's role as point person for the network's correspondents.”
“Ryan on Jul 22, 2008 anchorman is easily the most quotable and one of the funniest movies i've seen. im doubtful they will be able to recreate that magic of stupidity from the first one with such a larger audience. it's exactly like #1 said. it looked like the cast was just having fun but with more pressure and higher expectations at the box office, the sequel might lose the fun the first one had. and on an unrelated note, TDK is incredible in IMAX. check it out jim on Jul 23, 2008”
“He was a true journalist in every sense of the word, best known as anchorman for the "CBS Evening News" for 19 years between 1962-81.”
“He called his anchorman father, Nick, and the two took a trip to the war-torn region to document the atrocities going on there.”
“The anchorman is the face of the network, of the entire network, not only of its news division.”
“Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (born November 4, 1916-died July 17, 2009) is a retired American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years”
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