The Mary Tyler Moore Show : Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite (1974)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

At long last, WJM-TV news anchor Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) wins the coveted "Teddy" award bestowed by the local broadcasters. At first so overcome with emotion that he can barely deliver his standard "It all started on a 5,000-watt radio station in Fresno" speech, Ted soon develops so enormous an ego (more enormous than usual) that he becomes convinced he will be invited to co-anchor the CBS network newscast with Walter Cronkite. As indicated by the title of this episode, Cronkite makes a cameo appearance as himself -- and to reveal any more of what happens would be absolutely criminal. "Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite" made its first appearance on February 9, 1974.