RIP...Alexander Vanocur, January 8, 1928 – September 16, 2019


American television journalist who focused on national electoral politics. Vanocur served as White House correspondent and national political correspondent for NBC News in the 1960s and early 1970s. He was one of the questioners at the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960 and was also chosen as one of the questioners in the 1992 presidential debate[6] as well as one of NBC's "four horsemen," its floor reporters at the political conventions in the 1960s—the other three were John Chancellor, Frank McGee, and Edwin Newman. After leaving NBC in 1971, Vanocur worked for PBS and as a television writer for The Washington Post. He joined ABC News in 1977 and worked there until 1991.

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Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies At 75


Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died. She was 75. Roberts died Tuesday September 17, 2019. because of complications from breast cancer, according to a family statement. NPR Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts (née Boggs; December 27, 1943 – September 17, 2019), known as Cokie Roberts, was an American journalist and bestselling author. Her career included decades as a political reporter and analyst for National Public Radio and ABC News. WIKIPEDIA

RIP..TV Pioneer Gene Crane



Gene Crane, a legendary Philadelphia broadcaster with a career spanning half a century, has passed away. Crane died peacefully on Monday August 26, 2019 at the age of 99, according to his stepdaughter.
Crane’s career in broadcasting began in 1941 when he worked as an announcer at WJTN Radio while attending Syracuse University in Jamestown, New York. He then served four years in the United States Army in World War II before moving to Philadelphia in 1946, where he worked as a radio announcer for WCAU. After being let go and working briefly at WIP, Crane returned to "WCAU-TV 10" as one of Philadelphia's pioneer television personalities.


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Jack Morton Perkins (December 28, 1933 – August 19, 2019)

JACK PERKINS was an American reporter, commentator, war correspondent, and anchorman. He was dubbed "America's most literate correspondent" by the Associated Press. Perkins appeared on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show, and on A&E as host of Biography. Until 2012, he hosted A Gulf Coast Journal, a weekly magazine show which aired on Tampa, Florida PBS member station WEDU-TV. He also hosted and narrated special programs on Chattanooga, Tennessee PBS member station WTCI-TV. From 1982 to 1986, Perkins was also a news anchor and commentator for NBC owned-and-operated station KNBC, in Los Angeles, California.

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