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David Halberstam


Pulitzer Prize being successful journalist, writer, and historian most widely known for his wartime reporting through the Korean and Vietnam issues. He graduated from Harvard in 1955, where he offered as the Controlling Editor of university’s newspapers, The Harvard Crimson. In 1964, he received a Pulitzer Reward when he was just 30 for his confirming in Vietnam. He previously one young child with Jean Sandness Butler, whom he wedded in 1979. Peter Arnett was his colleague and friend while confirming from Vietnam.

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Full Name David Halberstam
Date Of Birth April 10, 1934
Died April 23, 2007, Menlo Park, California, United States
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Profession Journalist
Education Harvard University
Nationality American
Spouse Jean Sandness Butler, Elzbieta Czyzewska
Parents Blanche Levy Halberstam, Charles Halberstam
Siblings Michael J. Halberstam
Awards Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, American Book Award
Nominations Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, Pulitzer Prize for History, James Beard MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, The Dick Schaap Writing Award, National Book Award for Contemporary Affairs, National Book Award for General Nonfiction (Hardcover), National Book Award for General Nonfiction (Paperback)
Movies Rowing Through, The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship
Star Sign Aries

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1Release of his book, "The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War". [September 2007]
2From 1960 to 1967, he was a correspondent for the New York Times.
3Father of Julia Sandness Halberstam (born in 1981). Father-in-law of James Ryan Simpson Harvey (born in 1980).
4Won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Vietnam War for the New York Times.
5Attended Harvard University, where he was the managing editor of the Harvard Crimson newspaper. Graduated in 1955.
6Father was a surgeon and mother was a teacher.
7Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 134, pages 186-193. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.



The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship2003TV Movie documentary book
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentary book "The Fifties"
Rowing Through1996book "The Amateurs"



The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship2003TV Movie documentary special thanks
Vietnam Long Time Coming1998Documentary special thanks



Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times2009DocumentaryHimself
American Masters1990-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
CenterStage2005TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2001-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself (writer)
American Experience2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (interviewee)
The Daily Show2001-2003TV SeriesHimself
Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee (uncredited)
The Last Editor2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Game of Their Lives: Pro Football's Wonder Years2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (Journalist and Historian)
Dick Schaap: Flashing Before my Eyes2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Author
Vietnam: Coming to Terms1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Vietnam War Journalist
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993TV SeriesHimself
This Reporter1990TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Jack Paar Tonite1973TV SeriesHimself
Straight Talk1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
In the Year of the Pig1968DocumentaryHimself - New York Times

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Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself

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