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FORMER NBC REPORTER EDWIN NEWMAN DEAD AT 91

September 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Veteran NBC newsman Edwin Newman died on August 13 in Oxford, England at the age of 91, his family disclosed Wednesday, saying that it had delayed announcing his death to allow it time for “privately grieving.” Newman was a frequent presence on NBC news programs for 32 years, from 1952 to his retirement in 1984. In its obituary, the Associated Press remarked that he “brought literacy, wit and energy to NBC newscasts” and that he also wrote and narrated documentaries “back when they were an influential staple of network programming.” In a statement, former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw said, “Ed Newman was an early role model for my generation of NBC News correspondents — worldly, erudite and droll, qualities that were enriched by his pitch-perfect use of the English language.”