UNDATED (CBS) -- 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 and on this big anniversary, take a peek behind the scenes.
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. Producer Paul Farry says, "Think about it now, that's the normal format for newscasts. One anchor and multiple live reports from the field. But nobody did it until that day in 1938."
Richard Hottelet was part of the team known as Murrow's boys, covering world war two. He says, "I did what I felt I had to do. Report what I'd seen, what I'd heard. No drama, no hokum. Just reporting."
Even now it's a professional milestone for a correspondent to be included in the Roundup. The current anchor Kathan feels a strong sense of history. He says, "I like to say I have the best job in radio and I really think I do."
The roundup is now the longest running newscast in the country and still going strong.