(July 14, 1927-July 12, 1996)
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Hosted The Today Show (1961-62)
Anchor of the NBC Nightly News (1970-82)
Narrated the Ken Burns documentary 'Baseball' (1994)
Why he might be annoying
He never got used to the early hours of 'Today,' once nodding off while on the air.
While covering the 1964 Republican convention, he was arrested for blocking the aisles.
He spent his entire stint as anchor at #2 behind Walter Cronkite at CBS.
When he resigned as anchor, he said, 'I don't want to measure out my life in 30-second introductions to other people who do the reporting.'
Why he might not be annoying
He said he went into journalism because 'I wanted to have an interesting life.'
After his arrest at the convention, he memorably signed off, 'This is John Chancellor, somewhere in custody.'
He interviewed every US President from Truman to Clinton and every British Prime Minister from Clement Attlee to John Major.
He was honored by the Overseas Press Club (1993) for his 'dedication to presenting the news without the theatrical embellishments used to turn the news into entertainment.'
Credit: C. Fishel
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In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 70.59% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 25 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 329 Votes: 40.43% Annoying
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