Here's a list of other NBC anchors, commentators, and reporters in my youth. How many do you remember?
John Cochran (my late mom was his baby-sitter!)
Irving R. Levine
Frank McGee, whose Wikipedia article I created
Edwin Newman, author of Strictly Speaking: Will America Be the Death of English? and A Civil Tongue
Jack Perkins, forerunner of Jeanne Moos
Lawrence E. Spivak
Garrick Utley, my favorite
That's a long list of excellent journalists -- including quite a few women, although almost no minorities -- from a time when news divisions of networks could spend freely, substance was far more important than style, and the mission was to report the facts accurately and objectively to the broadest of audiences. We will not see those days again.