Charles COLLINGWOOD

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Journalist, Television & Radio Host - American

AmericanBorn Charles Cummings COLLINGWOOD

American television newscaster

Born on June 04, 1917 in Three Rivers, Michigan, USA , United States

Died on October 03, 1985 in New York City, New York, USA

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Born in Three Rivers, Michigan, Collingwood graduated from Deep Springs College and Cornell University and in 1939 received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. After working in London for United Press, Collingwood was hired by Edward R. Murrow during the Second World War (one of Murrow's Boys) and quickly became known as an urbane and spontaneously eloquent on-air journalist. He was part of a group of early television journalists that included Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid, and Murrow himself.



One of his first roles on television was as host of the CBS documentary series Adventure, produced in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History. He went on to become chief correspondent of CBS and host of its Eyewitness to History series. He was a leading figure in CBS's expansion to include international coverage. He reported from the Normandy invasion (at Omaha Beach), Vietnam, the White House, and numerous other sites.

...   Born in Three Rivers, Michigan, Collingwood graduated from Deep Springs College and Cornell University and in 1939 received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. After working in London for United Press, Collingwood was hired by Edward R. Murrow during the Second World War (one of Murrow's Boys) and quickly became known as an urbane and spontaneously eloquent on-air journalist. He was part of a group of early television journalists that included Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid, and Murrow himself.



One of his first roles on television was as host of the CBS documentary series Adventure, produced in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History. He went on to become chief correspondent of CBS and host of its Eyewitness to History series. He was a leading figure in CBS's expansion to include international coverage. He reported from the Normandy invasion (at Omaha Beach), Vietnam, the White House, and numerous other sites.



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