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Edwin Newman Biography (1919-)
Full name, Edwin Harold Newman; born January 25, 1919, in New York, NY; son of Myron (a credit manager) and Rose (Parker) Newman; married Rigel Grell, August 14, 1944; children: Nancy Livia. Addresses: HOME--New York, NY. OFFICE--NBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020.
By the time Edwin Newman retired from regular appearances on NBC television,his reporting career had spanned thirty-five countries and seven U.S. national political conventions.
- Birth Details
- January 25, 1919
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; ALL WITH NBC SERIES
- Host and reporter, Edwin Newman Reporting, 1960.
- anchorman, This Is NBC News, 1961--.
- news reporter and substitute host, Today, 1961--.
- moderator, The Nation's Future, 1961.
- JFK Reports, 1962.
- alternate moderator, Meet the Press, 1965--.
- host, Speaking Freely, WNBC-TV (New York City affiliate), 1967-76.
- host, What's Happening to America?, 1968.
- host, Comment, 1971-72.
- Sports Journal, 1980--.
- Commentator, New York City, 1961-83.
- narrator, Actuality Specials, NBC, 1962.
- drama critic, WNBC-TV, New York City, 1965-71.
- critic-at-large, New York City, 1967-83.
- Moderator of the first Ford-Carter Television Debate, 1976.
- Japan: East Is West, 1961.
- Orient Express, 1964.
- Who Shall Live?, 1965.
- Pensions: The Broken Promise, 1972.
- Violence in America, 1977.
- I Want It All Now, 1978.
- Spying for Uncle Sam, 1978.
- Oil and American Power, 1979.
- The Billionaire Hunts, 1981.
- Kids, Drugs, and Alcohol, 1983.
- Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC.
- Sunday Punch (novel), Houghton, 1979.
- (Contributor) Memo to JFK, Putnam, 1961.
- (contributor) The Best of Emphasis (anthology), Newman Press, 1962.
- Strictly Speaking: Will America Be the Death of English? (also see below), Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.
- A Civil Tongue (also see below), Bobbs-Merrill, 1976.
- Edwin Newman on Language: Strictly Speaking and A Civil Tongue, Warner Paperback, 1980.
- Contributor of articles to British and American periodicals, including Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Punch, Progressive, and Listener.
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