|Birthplace:||St. Joseph / Missouri|
|Day of death:||17.07.2009|
|Place of death:||New York City|
He began his career in journalism as a campus correspondent at The Houston Post during high school and his freshman year at college; newswriter and editor, Scripps-Howard, also for United Press, Houston, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas, Austin, and El Paso, Texas; and New York City; United Press war correspondent, 1942-45, foreign correspondent, reopening bureaus in Amsterdam, Brussels; chief correspondent, Nuremberg war crimes trials, bureau manager, Moscow, 1946-48, manager and contributor, 1948-49, CBS News correspondent, 1950-81, special correspondent, since 1981; managing editor, CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, 1962-81; one of fourty semi finalists in the "Journalist in Space Program" (cancelled following the Challenger tragedy); candidate from New York for CBS News.
Last update on December 30, 2010.