Journalist Max Robinson was born on this day in history. His television work was very significant to me when I was just starting my career in broadcast. I wish Max Robinson was remembered more than he is nowadays. It seems that he's been placed on a back shelf in the history room of ABC News. He shouldn't be. Max Robinson was the first African-American journalist chosen to anchor a network evening newscast during the week. During his time from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, Robinson co-anchored ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
Former ABC network news anchor Max Robinson would be 73 today. He died of AIDS in 1988 at age 49.