Tag Archives: CBS News

Planetary jam: Google honors Les Paul

In the car yesterday I half heard a story on NPR that mentioned Les Paul, the father of the electric guitar and multi-track recording. Then Bill brought this to my attention this morning.

Google’s logo yesterday was actually an interactive electric guitar – you can still go to Google and try your hand at playing it. Have fun – I did.

Given that, today’s oldie has to be Les Paul and Mary Ford. This is from 1953 and the guy introducing them is Robert Trout, later one of CBS News’ early anchors. Trout was one of “Murrow’s Boys”, the band of WWII radio reporters gathered after the war by Edward R. Murrow to work at CBS.

Because, gosh, it’s hard to fill 19 whole minutes every single night

I just had to urgently switch away from CBS Evening News when, four minutes in, Katie Couric posed a question to her reporter that came “from one of our viewers“.

Pretty much, that’ll do it for me.