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Gabriel Heatter (September 17, 1890, New York City – March 30, 1972, Miami, Florida) was an American radio commentator

His World War II-era sign-on, "There's good news tonight", became both his catchphrase and his caricature.Heatter was already well known for trying to find uplifting but absolutely true stories to feed his commentaries (he was especially known for a fondness for stories about heroic dogs). In April 1939 he gave the first national broadcast exposure (in April 1939) to burgeoning self-help group Alcoholics Anonymous So much so was he known for those kinds of things that one critic composed a particularly lacerating doggerel: "Disaster has no cheerier greeter/than gleeful, gloating Gabriel Heatter

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