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David Brinkley (I) (1920–2003)

Brinkley hosted This Week with David Brinkley from 1982 until his retirement in 1997. In 1992, he won a Peabody Award for his report on the 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. As a news analyst, Brinkley was known for his terse, biting comments and his dry wit. See full bio »


(age 82) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »


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 1991 Pearl Harbor: Two Hours That Changed the World (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Our Man in Washington, Part 2 (Documentary)
 1964 Election Year in Averagetown (Documentary)
 1964 Boxing's Last Stand (Documentary)
 1964 Our Man in Washington (Documentary)
 1964 Our Man on the Mississippi (Documentary)
 1961-1962 David Brinkley's Journal (TV Series) (35 episodes)
- Emigres (1962)
- Guantanamo (1962)
- Episode #1.33 (1962)
- Episode #1.32 (1962)
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Other Works:

Book: "Washington Goes to War" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"Most of my life I've simply been a reporter covering things, and writing and talking about it." (1992) See more »


Survived by three sons: Joel, a writer for the New York Times; Alan, a provost at Columbia University; and John, a director of the United States Institute for Peace in Washington. He is also survived by a stepdaugher, Alexis Brinkley Collins. See more »

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