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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 »

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(age 82) in Houston, Texas, USA

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

Filmography

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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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Show Show Self (26 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Washington Goes to War" See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it. Most of the news isn't very important. In fact, very little of it is. See more »

Trivia:

His distinctive tone of delivering the news began in World War II, when, he said, he took to underlining words to insure the correct emphasis on the radio and developed his "jerky, labored way of speaking." * See more »

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