Edwin Newman dead at 91


Retired NBC News correspondent Edwin Newman died last month in England, but his family only now disclosed his passing. Newman was 91.

Known for his insistence on clear, correct speaking and civil discourse, Newman moderated Presidential debates between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale. Over the course of his long career with NBC News, from 1952 to 1984, Newman covered foreign news, political news, domestic news and anchored programs across the network’s broadcast news schedule. He was particularly known for the numerous documentaries he produced and anchored over the years.

After his retirement from NBC in 1984 Newman continued to appear in broadcast projects for PBS and other outlets, along with hosting Boston Symphony concerts and writing drama reviews.

Newman and his wife had moved to England three years ago to be closer to their daughter.