NEWSCASTER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1920

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     David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003)

David Brinkley was a TV newscaster for 50 years and the partner of
Chet Huntley. He won ten Emmy Awards three George Foster Peabody
Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during his career. He
served in the United States Army for two years and was a journalist for
a local newspaper.

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From left: Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on the NBC news set in 1956

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