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Eric Sevareid Biography (1912-1992)
Full name, Arnold Eric Sevareid; born November 26, 1912, in Velva, ND; died of cancer, July 9, 1992, in Washington, DC; son of Alfred (a banker) and Clare(Hougen) Sevareid; married Lois Finger, May 18, 1935 (divorced August 16, 1962); married Belen Marshall (a musician), February 28, 1963 (separated, 1972;divorced, 1975); married Suzanne St. Pierre, 1979; children: (first marriage) Michael and Peter (twins); (second marriage) Cristina.
- Birth Details
- November 26, 1912
- Velva, North Dakota, United States
- Death Details
- July 9, 1992
- Washington, D.C
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- World News Roundup, CBS, 1957.
- Anchor, The CBS Weekend News, CBS, 1962-63.
- National correspondent, CBS News with Walter Cronkite, CBS, 1964-77.
- The CBS News Hour, CBS, 1967.
- Host, Conversations with Eric Sevareid, CBS, 1975.
- Host, Eric Sevareid's Chronicle, syndicated, 1982.
- America's Century, PBS, 1989.
- Panelist on the series Capitol Cloak Room, 1949-50; anchor of The American Week, 1954; host and science reporter on Conquest, 1957-58; host of Enterprise, 1981, and the syndicated series War Stories; narrator of the syndicatedseries Between the Wars.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
- The Fabulous 50s, CBS, 1960.
- The 4th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame, Fox, 1987.
- The Great Upset of '48, PBS, 1988.
- Narrator, Kristallnacht: The Journey from 1938 to 1988 (also see below),PBS, 1988.
- The Fourth "R," CBS, 1990.
- Adlai Stevenson: The Man from Libertyville, PBS, 1990.
- Pearl Harbor: Two Hours That Changed the World (also known as The 50th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor), ABC, 1991.
- James Reston: The Man Millions Read, PBS, 1993.
- George Marshall and the American Century, PBS, 1993.
- Narrator of the documentary special The March of Medicine, 1958.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- "Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter," American Masters, PBS, 1990.
Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Narrator, "The Great War--1918," The American Experience, PBS, 1989-90.
- Appeared as himself in the movie Countdown to Looking Glass, 1984.
- Appeared on the CBS television programs Years of Crisis, The Great Challenge, Town Meeting of the World, The College Turmoil, Justice in America, andStorm over the Supreme Court.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- Himself, The Right Stuff, Warner Bros., 1983.
- Himself, The Jigsaw Man, United Film Distribution, 1984.
- National News, Local Control, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1973.
- An Ear to the Sounds of Our History, CBS News, 1974.
- Kristallnacht: The Journey from 1938 to 1988, PBS, 1988.
- Canoeing with the Cree, Macmillan, 1935, reprinted, Minnesota HistoricalSociety, 1968.
- Not So Wild a Dream (autobiography), Knopf, 1946, reprinted, Atheneum, 1976, reprinted as Not So Wild a Dream: A Personal Story of Youth and War and the American Faith, 1979.
- In One Ear: 107 Snapshots of Men and Events Which Make a Far-Reaching Panorama of the American Situation at Mid-Century (essays), Knopf, 1952.
- Small Sounds in the Night: A Collection of Capsule Commentaries on the American Scene, Knopf, 1956.
- (Editor) Candidates 1960: Behind the Headlines in the Presidential Race,Basic Books, 1959.
- This Is Eric Sevareid (essays), McGraw, 1964.
- (With Robert A. Smith) Washington: Magnificent Capital, Doubleday, 1965.
- Work represented in anthologies. Author of a syndicated weekly column appearing in more than one hundred newspapers. Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Look and Saturday Review.
- New York Times, May 2, 1979. (Sketch verified by wife Suzanne St.
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