Thursday, 19 October 2006

Christopher Glenn R.I.P.

Veteran CBS News correspondent Christopher Glenn died Tuesday from liver cancer. He was 68 years old. He had been with CBS for 35 years before retiring this February.

Glenn was born in New York City, but raised in Irvington, NY. He graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a bachelor's degree in English. While he served in the Army he worked for the Armed Forces Network. Afterwards he worked for various radio stations before joining CBS in 1971.

Glenn is perhaps best known as the voice of In the News in the Seventies. In the News was a series of short news segments made for kids that aired on every half hour. Ultimately, it would air for 13 seasons. Glenn would also become the anchor of The World Tonight and later World News Roundup. Among the important events Glenn covered was the failed launch of the space shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986.

Glenn died only a few weeks before his induction into the Radio Hall of Fame on November 4 will take place.

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