Roger Mudd, longtime network TV newsman, dies at 93
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2001, file photo, veteran journalist Roger Mudd tapes a segment for the History Channel at CBS studios in New York. Mudd, the longtime political correspondent and anchor for NBC and CBS who once stumped Sen. Edward Kennedy by simply asking why he wanted to be president, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021. CBS News says Mudd died Tuesday of complications of kidney failure at his home in McLean, Virginia. Besides work at CBS and NBC, he did stints on PBS’s “MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” and the History Channel. It was then that Mudd jumped to NBC as its chief Washington correspondent.
Rush Limbaugh, radio king and architect of right wing, dies
FILE - This Nov. 5, 2018 file photo shows radio personality Rush Limbaugh introducing President Donald Trump at the start of a campaign rally in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, has died. Ad“The Super Nova of American conservatism,” heralded Ann Coulter. “Lies are facts.”Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was born Jan. 12, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to the former Mildred Armstrong and Rush Limbaugh Jr., who flew fighter planes in World War II and practiced law at home. Rush Limbaugh was on the air, and the public figure who would become known to millions essentially was born.
Rush Limbaugh, voice of American conservatism, has died
PALM BEACH, Fla. – Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a gleeful malice that made him one of the most powerful voices in politics, influencing the rightward push of American conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died Wednesday. Unflinchingly conservative, wildly partisan, bombastically self-promoting and larger than life, Limbaugh galvanized listeners for more than 30 years with his talent for sarcastic, insult-laced commentary. “We’re supposed to be horrified by the protesters,” Limbaugh told his listeners the next day after the Jan. 6 attack. AdRush Hudson Limbaugh III was born Jan. 12, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to the former Mildred Armstrong, and Rush Limbaugh Jr., who flew fighter planes in World War II and practiced law at home. It was there in the early 1980s that Limbaugh really garnered an audience, broadcasting shows dripping with sarcasm and bravado.
Retiring Brokaw: Journalists should get out of power centers
Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years. Brokaw, who turns 81 next month, announced last week that he's retiring from NBC News, where he worked for 55 years. He's been away from the power centers himself, and hasn't been to New York since before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Brokaw said he's impressed with the work of young journalists at NBC News and elsewhere, and is invested in seeing them succeed. “It was bang, bang, bang, just like that,” he said, “and it frankly astonished me, astonished my parents and my friends back in South Dakota.
Tom Brokaw retiring from NBC News after 55 years
New York — NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw said Friday that he is retiring from the network after 55 years. Brokaw, author of "The Greatest Generation," was NBC's lead anchor at "Nightly News" and for big events for more than 20 years before giving way to Brian Williams in 2004. Brokaw began at NBC in its Los Angeles bureau in the 1960s, where he covered Ronald Reagan's first run for public office and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Nathan Congleton/NBC via GettyBrokaw was a White House correspondent during Richard Nixon's presidency, and began co-hosting the "Today" show in 1976. "During one of the most complex and consequential eras in American history, a new generation of NBC News journalists, producers and technicians is providing America with timely, insightful and critically important information, 24/7," Brokaw said.cbsnews.com
Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years
FILE - "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw delivers his closing remarks during his final broadcast, in New York on Dec. 1, 2004. Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK – Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news' most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he's retiring from television. In 2013, Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that affects the bone marrow. Brokaw said the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 400,000 Americans in the past year, was the country's greatest test since the Civil War.