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BROADCAST JOURNALIST HAS DIED AT 75

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Cokie Roberts (Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts) (December 27, 1943 – September 17, 2019)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up
to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over
several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from
breast cancer.

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Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts anchor "This Week" on ABC,
Jan. 23, 1997.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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Booker Taliaferro Washington
(April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author,
orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States and
was the dominant leader in the
African American community
between 1890 and 1915.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On his nationwide CBS-TV program, "See It Now," Edward R.
Murrow, on this day in 1954, used the Wisconsin Republican’s
own filmed and tape-recorded voice to portray him as a man
employing the half-truth as a "staple" and "repeatedly stepping
over the line between investigating and persecuting.

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Lawyer Joseph Welch at the Army-McCarthy hearings.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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The 13-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended 
on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of about four thousand men 
under President General Santa Anna defeated 189
Texas
volunteers fighting for independence from Mexico.

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Rob Reiner (Robert Norman Reiner) is 72 years-old today.

Actor and director Rob Reiner is known especially for his role as
Michael (“Meathead”) Stivic in the CBS television series
All in the
Family
(1971–79) and for his direction of such culturally resonant
films as This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), When
Harry Met Sally…
(1989), and A Few Good Men (1992).

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AMONG EARLY TV NEWS COMMENTATORS

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Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 – October 13, 1990)


Edwards anchored
CBS‘s first network nightly television news broadcast from
1947– 1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News.

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John Cameron Swayze (April 4, 1906 – August 15, 1995)

Swayze was chosen in 1949 to host NBC’s first television newscast, the 15-
minute Camel News Caravan.

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