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Edwin Newman
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Commentator
    (January 25, 1919-August 13, 2010)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Correspondent for NBC News (1952-84)
    Wrote 'Strictly Speaking' (1974) and 'A Civil Tongue' (1975)
    Moderated the Gerald Ford-Jimmy Carter presidential debate (1976)
    He worked freqently as a substitute anchor: for Hugh Downs on The Today Show, for John Chancellor on the NBC Nightly News, even for SNL's Weekend Update on three occassions.
    He anchored NBC's five-minute 'Newsbreak' segments during morning programming, which were cut down to one minute after 1976.
    He had cameos as himself in the films 'Stripes,' 'Spies Like Us' and 'My Fellow Americans' and the series The Golden Girls and Newhart.
    Even in the not very crowded field of commentators who double as language snobs, he was overshadowed by William Safire.
    He served with the US Navy in World War II.
    He has been married to Rigel Grell for over 60 years.
    He headed the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary.
    He conducted the first interview with Japanese Emperor Hirohito (1975).
    He retired as a newscaster for NBC by hosting Saturday Night Live and singing 'Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone' during the monologue.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 87 Votes: 64.37% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
 
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