Throwback Thursday: Grimsby and Beutel on 'Eyewitness News'
Roger Grimsby holds court at the Second Avenue Deli in the 1970s. The photo is on display at its new East 33rd Street location.
When the subject of old-school New York TV comes up, conversations always come around to Roger Grimsby and Bill Beutel. The clip below, from October 1979, is a real beaut, with the top stories that day including a no-nukes protest on Wall Street. And, quite interestingly, a piece on the 50th anniversary of the Wall Street crash of 1929.
Watch for Grimsby's classic, wry delivery -- he says protesters "milled and moiled" and wanted "to shut down the stock exchange. They did not succeed. But they were noisy."
No other anchorman in New York would have put it quite that way.
-- Rolando Pujol