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Edwin Newman

Biography

Longtime information correspondent and commentator remembered for his use both CBS Current information (radio) as well as the Country wide Broadcasting Company (tv). He briefly anchored the Today present and often made an appearance on Meet up with the Press. He graduated using a politics science degree in the School of Wisconsin and afterwards studied American federal government at Louisiana Condition University. Through the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, he supplied NBC election season coverage from the Democratic and Republican nationwide conventions. He wedded Rigel Grell in 1944; the few welcomed a little girl, Nancy, the next season. In 1947, he transferred to the CBS Information radio department and proved helpful under Eric Sevareid.

Quick Facts


Full Name Edwin Newman
Date Of Birth January 25, 1919
Died August 13, 2010, Oxford, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.95 m
Profession Journalist
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison, Louisiana State University, George Washington Educational Campus
Nationality American
Spouse Rigel Grell
Children Nancy Newman
Parents Myron Newman, Rose Newman
Siblings Evelyn Newman, M.W. Newman
Awards Peabody Award, Evelyn F. Burkey Award, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming - Performers
Movies On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald
TV Shows NBC Nightly News, NBC Newsbreak
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Father was Myron Newman, mother was Rose Parker.
2Edwin M. Newman broke the news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the national NBC Radio audience on Friday, November 22, 1963. He also appeared on NBC television later in the evening with an editorial commentary in which he described the American people as "grossly diminished" by the tragic events in Dallas.
3Newscaster


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesSaturday Night News Anchor
Earthlings1984TV MovieNewsperson
American Masters1994TV Series documentaryNarrator

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A World's Fair Diary1964TV Movie documentary additional written material

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
KISSology: The Ultimate KISS Collection Vol. 2 1978-19912007Video documentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Television in America: An Autobiography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Elvis Meets Nixon1997TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
My Fellow Americans1996Himself
The O'Reilly Factor1996TV SeriesHimself
Weekly World News1996TV SeriesHimself - Host
Murphy Brown1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
The Pelican Brief1993Himself
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 31993TV Special documentaryHimself
Wings1991TV SeriesHimself
One Word, Many Texts1990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1989TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Television1988TV Series documentaryNarrator
Civil War: The Fiery Trail1988Video documentary shortNarrator
Mr. Miller Goes to Washington Starring Dennis Miller1988TV MovieHimself
The Golden Girls1987TV SeriesHimself
Super Password1987TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Mr. Belvedere1987TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1984-1987TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Host / ...
Newhart1987TV SeriesHimself
Not Necessarily the News1987TV SeriesHimself
On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald1986TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Taking Children Seriously1986TV MovieHimself
Spies Like Us1985Himself
Living in Hope1985TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
1984 Presidential Debates1984TV SeriesHimself - Moderator
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1983TV SeriesHimself
Bishops and the Bomb1983TV MovieHimself
Lily for President?1982TV SpecialHimself
Land of Fear, Land of Courage1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kids, Drugs, and Alcohol1982TV MovieHimself - Host
Today1963-1982TV SeriesHimself
Ambassadors of Hope1981TV MovieHimself - Host
The David Letterman Show1980TV SeriesHimself
NBC Special Treat1979TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1977TV SeriesHimself - Newsman
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1976 Presidential Debates1976TV SeriesHimself - Moderator
The Irv Kupcinet Show1975TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself
The Jarvis Collection: Scotland Yard1971TV Movie documentaryHimself - Introduction for Video Release
What's Happening to America1968TV SeriesHost
Expo Observed1967TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
A World's Fair Diary1964TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kremlin1963TV MovieHimself - Host for Video Release
Actuality Specials1962TV Series documentary
Vietnam - Last Chance1962TV MovieHimself - Correspondent
The Nation's Future1961TV Series documentaryHimself - Moderator
Chet Huntley Reporting1960TV SeriesHimself - Vidiaped in Paris
Edwin Newman Reporting1960TV SeriesHost
World Wide '601960TV SeriesHimself - Additional Commentary / Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - NBC News
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - NBC News / Himself - CBS News
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself (newsman) (uncredited)
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentaryHimself - NBC Newsman

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1985ACECableACE AwardsProgram InterviewerFreud (1984)
1983Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming - PerformersKids, Drugs, and Alcohol (1982)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsSpecial Classification of Program AchievementLiving in Hope (1985)· Helen Marmor (executive producer)
· Patricia Mauger (producer)
1985ACECableACE AwardsInformational HostFreud (1984)
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming - PerformersBishops and the Bomb (1983)
1982Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Religious Programming - PerformersAmbassadors of Hope (1981)


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