Eyewitness News icons Roger Grimsby, Bill Beutel (1979)

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Anyone who grew up in New York in the 1970s knew who Roger Grimsby and Bill Beutel were.

They were serious newsmen, who didn't take themselves seriously. Neither did film critic Joel Siegel.

To help celebrate 50 years of Eyewitness News, watch Siegel's 1979 take on the story behind the two Channel 7 icons in the video player above.
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