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VETERAN CBS NEWSMAN JOSEPH WERSHBA DEAD AT 90

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Broadcast news pioneer Joseph Wershba, who worked with Ed Murrow on his historic See It Now broadcasts that helped bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s and was one of the original 60 Minutes producers, died on May 14 in New York at age 90, the network said Monday. Cause of death was pneumonia. “Almost everything he touched became part of the foundation for CBS News,” CBS News chairman Jeff Fager said in a statement. In the 2005 film Goodnight and Good Luck, Wershba was portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. An oral history interview with Wershba can be found here.