Release of his book, "The Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist".
5' 11" (1.80 m)
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Apologizing for CBS News failing to verify questionable documents about President George W. Bush
's time in the Texas Air National Guard: "We made a mistake in judgment, and for that I am sorry. It was an error that was made, however, in good faith and in the spirit of trying to carry on a CBS News tradition of investigative reporting without fear or favoritism. - September 20, 2004
Appeared in disguise as an Afghan peasant for his 1980 60 Minutes
(1968) on-location reports on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Although he explained that the disguise was necessary for reporting from the war zone, the media ridiculed him, calling him "Gunga Dan". The Soviet press agency Tass later reported Afghan newspaper had accused him of participating in the murder of three villagers ...
Use of odd metaphors, or "Texanisms," when reporting the news