Eric Engberg, CBS Newsman Who Pioneered Political Fact-Checking, Dies at 74

“Reality Check,” Mr. Engberg’s segment on the “CBS Evening News,” was a precursor to websites like Politifact.com and Factcheck.org. Engberg attended Highland Park High School (Class of 1959) in Highland Park, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He worked at WTOP-TV; WTOP-FM; WTOP-AM from 1968 to 1972, then moved to Group W from 1972 until he joined CBS in 1976. Bernard Goldberg listed, as a central example of media bias, an Engberg CBS Evening News Reality Check segment that ridiculed the flat tax proposal of Steve Forbes. Goldberg leveled this charge in his book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News, and elsewhere. VIDEO: Former CBS reporter Eric Engberg joins HuffPost Live to discuss Bill O'Reilly's claims.

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