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Robert MacNeil

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The Resume

    (January 19, 1931-April 12, 2024)
    Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Author and television journalist/anchor
    Co-anchor of The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour on PBS (1975-1995)
    Reporter for ITV, Reuters, and NBC

Why he might be annoying:

    His name sounds very generic.
    He is twice divorced.
    He has a deep, booming, resonant voice.
    His nickname is 'Robin.'
    While he worked as an actor at Priscilla Beach Theatre in 1953, he was told by the director that he had to get rid of his Canadian accent.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a witness to John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s assassination.
    He was the original host of the news and affairs program 'Washington Week.'
    His various specials covering the Watergate scandal earned him journalistic credibility.
    It also convinced PBS executives to have him start hosting their new nightly national newscast.
    He became a US citizen in 1997.
    That same year, he was honored as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his work in journalism.

Credit: Birdienest81


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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 40 Votes: 77.50% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 41.18% Annoying