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Charles Collingwood (June 4, 1917 — October 3, 1985) was a television newscaster.
Total Books: 6
Born in Three Rivers, Michigan, Collingwood graduated from Deep Springs College and Cornell University and in 1939 received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. Collingwood was a protege of Edward R. Murrow during the Second World War (one of Murrow's Boys) and quickly became known as an urbane and spontaneously eloquent on-air journalist. He was part of a group of early television journalists that included Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid, and Murrow himself.
Collingwood went on to become chief correspondent of CBS and host of its Eyewitness to History series. He was a leading figure in CBS's expansion to include international coverage. He reported from the Normandy invasion (at Omaha Beach), Vietnam, the White House, and numerous other sites.
In the late 1960s, Collingwood was the first U.S. reporter allowed into North Vietnam, which was at war with U.S.-backed South Vietnam and the American troops stationed there. The visit was largely the inspiration for Collingwood's 1970 espionage novel, "The Defector." The book received critical praise for its merits as a thriller and for its insights into the complexities of the Vietnam War.
Collingwood served as substitute anchor during portions of CBS' coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, relieving Walter Cronkite only minutes after Cronkite had announced official confirmation of the President's death.