Sander Vanocur Biography (1928-)

Born Sander Vinocur, January 8, 1928, in Cleveland, OH; son of Louis (a lawyer) and Rose (maiden name, Millman) Vinocur; married Edith Pick (a fashion designer), March 3, 1956 (died, 1975); married Virginia Backus Wood, December 19, 1975; children: Nicholas, Christopher. Career: News broadcaster andexecutive. Manchester Guardian, London, England, reporter, 1954-55; British Broadcasting Corp., London, news analyst, 1954-55; CBS News, London, British correspondent, 1954-55; New York Times, city staff, 1955-57; NBCNews, New York City, 1957-71, Washington, DC, correspondent, 1957, Midwestern correspondent, Chicago, 1958, White House correspondent, 1961, weekend newsanchor, 1961-65; National Public Affairs Center, Public Broadcasting Service(PBS), senior correspondent, 1971-77; Washington Post, Washington, television columnist, 1975-77; ABC News and Sports, New York City, vice-president of special reporting units, 1977-80; ABC News, chief overview correspondent, 1980-81, senior correspondent, 1981-; Business World, ABC, anchor,1986-1992; Media Watch organizer, 1996. Also professor of communications at Duke University; former consultant, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Military service: U.S. Army, 1952-54; became first lieutenant.Awards, Honors: Broadcast Leadership Award, Yale Broadcasting Co., 1962; Emmy Award nomination (with others), achievement in coverage of special events, 1968, for "Chicago Democratic Convention Coverage.".

Broadcaster, executive
Birth Details
January 8, 1928
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Television commentator, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1971
  • Commentator, Raise the Titanic, Associated Film, 1980
  • Dawn's Early Light: Ralph McGill and the Segregated South, 1988
  • Himself, Dave (also known as Mr. President), Warner Bros.,1993
  • GNT News Anchor, Street Fighter (also known as Street Fighter:The Battle for Shadaloo, Street Fighter: The Movie, and StreetFighter: The Ultimate Battle), Columbia TriStar, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, First Tuesday, NBC, 1969-70
  • Reporter, 20/20, ABC, 1978
  • Anchor, Business World (also known as The Bottom Line), ABC, 1986-92
  • Also appeared as Washington correspondent, The Today Show, NBC.
  • Movies
  • Himself, Without Warning (also known as July 13th), CBS, 1994
  • 60/Sixty moderator, Weapons of Mass Destruction, HBO, 1997
  • Specials
  • Reporter, Liberty Weekend, ABC, 1986
  • Anchor, America: Are We Losing the Future? (also known as Losing the Future and Burning Questions), ABC, 1988
  • Panelist, Ethics in American Business (also known as Business Ethics: The Roundtable), PBS, 1991
  • Host, Making Their Mark (also known as Ageless Heroes and Still Going Strong), Disney Channel, 1993
  • Host, Let's Make Sure Everybody Eats '95, Food Network, 1995
  • 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Science Golden Anniversary, HBO, 1997
  • Taped Recordings
  • Commentator, The Nixon-Kennedy Debates, The Publishing Mills, 1996
  • "No Reason for Despair," Memo to JFK from NBC News, Putnam, 1961
  • (Editor with Pierre Salinger) A Tribute to John F. Kennedy, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1964

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