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Alastair Burnet (1928–2012)

Alastair Burnet joined ITN in 1963, becoming Political Editor. In 1967, he switched to newscasting full-time, persuading ITV and ITN bosses to make Britian's first regular daily 30-minute news bulletin, News At Ten. [Before 1967 news bulletins lasted roughly 15 minutes.] He presented the first bulletin on 3rd July 1967 with the late Andrew Gardner... See full bio »

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Joined ITN as political editor in 1963 and went on to become editor of The Economist and the Daily Express. He worked briefly for the BBC and fronted their General Election coverage. Was knighted in 1984.

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