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  John Craven celebrates Newsround's birthday
Updated 04 April 2002, 18.19
The present Newsround Team
An old friend of Newsround, John Craven, joined presenter Becky Jago to celebrate the programme's 30th birthday on Thursday.

  Click here for our guide to 30 years of Newsround!

He was the original presenter of Newsround, back in the day when it was actually called John Craven's Newsround.

Look back

John in 1974: he wore a tie to present!
John in 1974: he wore a tie to present!

From child soldiers in Sierra Leone to Potter, Pop Idol and square melons, Newsround has been reporting on the stories children care about for 30 years.

And it was John who brought you those stories up until 1989.

Now at 61, he joined the celebrations by looking back to how the show used to be and the kinds of stories your mum and dad may have sat down to watch before homework.

Fact File
Other presenters
Helen Rollason
Roger Finn
Juliet Morris
Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Julie Etchingham
Chris Rogers
Kate Sanderson

He also stepped into the hotseat straight after the programme to answer your questions.

  Click here to watch the webchat with John and Becky

Since February, Newsround has grown with the launch of CBBC digital. Matthew, Lizo and Becky are now joined by digital presenters Adam and Lizzie.

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