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RIP Irving R. Levine

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    <blockquote>MIAMI — Irving R. Levine, the bow-tied NBC newsman who explained the fine points of economics to millions of viewers for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 86.

    Levine died Friday of prostate cancer complications in Washington, D.C., announced his son, Daniel Rome Levine.

    Known for his dry, measured delivery and trademark bow ties, Levine was a presence at NBC since 1950 when he began covering the Korean War until his retirement in 1995.</blockquote>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/27/irving-levine-longtime-nb_n_180164.html
  2. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Now there was a Rhode Islander (Pawtucket) who made me proud.
    Tells you how far we've fallen that we now get our televised economic news from Street whores like Jim Cramer, Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Irving R. Levine ... NBC News .... Heaven.

  4. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I would have sworn he'd been dead for years. RIP, Mr. Levine.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Damn, you beat me to it. One of the voices I remember from my childhood. Actually it was more like this:

    Irving R. Leveeen....NBC Newwws...Washingtuuuun
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Same here.

    First correspondent signoff I can remember.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That was what I was trying to capture.
  8. HorseWhipped

    HorseWhipped Guest

    Never thought that he was anything but good at what he did.

    But ... I always wondered why anyone would wear a bow tie after, like, 1937.
  9. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    Because you are Irving R. Levine, that's why.

    One of the greats, no doubt.
  10. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    That name is etched on my mind, and even though I can't remember a specific report of his, it burns in my brain as I read more and more economics-related news items in my forced retirement from this profession.

    I may not have gleaned much on economics from him, but perhaps his spirit is somehow coming through now as I try to learn more about economics for some reason.

    RIP Mr. Levine.
  11. so what?
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

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