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RIP Edwin Newman (NBC)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member


    I looked and looked and looked but didn't see this obit anywhere on the site, so if it already here feel free to delete.

    I always wondered why he made such a fuss about the English language going down hill, but now, seeing how it is careening around a corner after going down the hill, I sort of understand why he wrote two books to try to save it. RIP.
  2. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I remember seeing him on NBC News all the time, like those prime-time newsbreaks, another quaint relic of the past.

    I also remember his cameo in "Spies Like Us."

    Also, one thing that always stuck in my mind. Sometime in the '80s, there was this NBC sitcom (forget the name) about a couple with a teen son that ran a daycare center. Anyway, one episode had a scene where the son told his friend he tried to butter up the dad by telling him how hip he was. The following exchange:

    "You're dad's not hip."
    "Well, he's hipper than your dad."
    "Edwin Newman is hipper than my dad."
  3. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    I liked Newman a lot. Growing up and watching NBC News in the 80's, I considered Chancellor, Roger Mudd, and Newman as statesmen of the news. You knew it was important when they started talking.

    RIP Mr. Newman.
  4. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    If you can find "Sunday Punch," check it out. Fun little novel he wrote in the '80s about a great intellect-turned-champion boxer.
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The day JFK was killed he said it was a gunshot wound to the chest.
    Neverthless, RIP to a great journalist.
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