Bernard Shaw, former CNN anchor, has died at eighty two : NPR

Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, seen in 2001, died on Wednesday.

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Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw, seen in 2001, died on Wednesday.

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Bernard Shaw, the CNN anchor who was a mainstay for the community for greater than 20 years, died Wednesday at age eighty two. In an announcement, his household introduced that Shaw died of pneumonia unrelated to COVID-19.

Shaw was with CNN when it launched in 1980, and served as its first chief anchor. He retired in 2001.

Shaw was born might 22, 1940, and grew up in Chicago, and attended the college of Illinois at Chicago earlier than becoming a member of the Marines. Even then, he knew that he wished to pursue journalism. He started his reporting profession in his hometown, and went on to work for CBS information and ABC information, reporting from Congress, the White house and Latin America.

all by way of the years that many viewers started turning to CNN to look at breaking information unfold, it was usually Shaw whom they noticed on display: after the 1981 assassination try in opposition to then-President Ronald Reagan, all by way of the bloodbath at Tiananmen sq. in Beijing in 1989, dwell from his resort room in Baghdad all by way of the predominant Gulf warfare in 1991, and all by way of the contentious 2000 presidential election.


In a 2014 interview with NPR’s inform Me extra, Shaw spoke about his famously cool head all by way of crises.

“truly one of many issues I strove for,” he advised host Michele Martin, “was to have the power to regulate my feelings inside the midst of hell breaking out. and that i personally really feel that I handed my stringent look at for that in Baghdad. The extra intense the information story I cowl, the cooler i’ve to be. The extra I ratchet down my feelings, even the tone of voice as a end result of individuals are counting on you for accuracy, dispassionate descriptions of what’s occurring. And it is most seemingly a disservice to the buyers of experiences — be they readers, listeners or viewers — for me to develop to be emotional and to get carried away.”