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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Edwin Newman

It was just announced today by his family that long time NBC newsman Edwin Newman passed away at the age of 91. Actually my favorite of that generation of newsies, probably more so than Cronkite or Daniel Schorr.

Damn SNL for not making any of his guest appearances available, cause they showed a very different side of the man.

Here's part 1 of an interview from the mid-60s with Marshall McLuhan. Newman had a show called "Speaking Freely," which ran for an uninterrupted hour on, i think, Sunday mornings. The remaining segments are available for viewing (or listening, rather, as it appears that there's no real video of the program) on YouTube. It makes me lament what short attention spans have done to our discourse.

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