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Reasoner, Harry

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 1991 AD
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US broadcast journalist. For over 40 years, commentator and journalist Harry Reasoner was one of American network television’s most respected and trusted figures.

 

 

1923 – Apr 17-  Dakota City, Iowa

 

 

 

1939-1940? – West High School, Minneapolis, MN

 

 

1940s – Stanford University – University of Minnesota

 

 

1943-46 – US Army  (drafted, WWII)

 

 

1940s-50s – He began his career working in newspapers as a reporter and a drama critic.

 

 

           – He married twice, with first wife they had 5 daughters and 2 sons.

 

 

1956-1970 – He became a member of the CBS television news team.

 

 

1968 – He joins the 60 Minutes team

 

 

1970-1976 – Reasoner joined ABC as co-anchor with Howard K. Smith (himself a CBS alumnus) of

the ABC Evening News.

 

 

1976-1978 – He then became a co-anchor of the ABC Evening News with Howard K. Smith, he also co-anchored with Barbara Walters.

 

 

1978 – Reasoner returned to CBS as a part of 60 Minutes. He remained an integral part of that show until

his 1991 retirement.

 

 

Awards: He recieved a Peabody 1966 , and Emmy for 1973-74.