CBS's "In The News" was an informational segment that appeared between Saturday morning cartoons in the early to mid 80s, and was narrated by the late Christopher Glenn. Each segment started off with the "swirling globe" In The News logo, and a synopsis of what the segment was about. It would then cut to commercial break, and return immediately afterward with the segment.
In The News had an unforgettable sound effect composed of random computer bleeps and bloops followed by a signature "chime," which can be heard at the 0:19 mark.
This segment's topic was about Ron McCroby, a musician who had the ability to whistle with an unusual and extraordinary level of talent. After this In The News segment, Ron continued on to record a second album in 1984, and eventually did voice acting in some commercials and cartoons. He passed away on August 5, 2002 from heart failure at his home in Aurora, Ohio.
In the News: A jazzy newcomer in music
Jazz musicians have won fame blowing trumpets, saxophones, even flutes
But here's a jazz artist who's whistling his way to fame
We'll be back with Ron McCroby, In the News.
Sponsored by big, crunchy Honeycomb. The cereal of the Honeycomb kid.
And now, a jazz whistler, In the News.
For most of his life, Ron McCroby worked in advertising
Whistling was something he did mostly in the shower
or while he was playing the piano
But about a year ago, his wife talked him into performing at a nightclub
Now, he's a rising star in the jazz world
McCroby's first public performance has been in high school
Kid who played the piccolo part on the Stars and Stripes Forever
He was sick that night
So I sat in my chair, layed my clarinet down, and went...
...and whistled the piccolo part along with the whole band, nobody knew.
At the Monterey Jazz Festival, McCroby was a soloist and blew everyone away
At first, McCroby felt a little uneasy about performing, but not anymore
When I'm performing, you know, I'm not - stop thinking funny, I'm...very busy concentrating
So I'm pretty well wrapped up in what I'm doing
With concert dates and record offers, McCroby seems to have many opportunities
to stay wrapped up in his whistling
I'm Christopher Glenn with a jazz whistler, In the News
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