Thursday, September 08, 2022

R.I.P. Bernard Shaw

Respected journalist Bernard Shaw has died at age 82...

From CNN
Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw died Wednesday at a Washington, DC, hospital of pneumonia unrelated to Covid-19, Shaw's family announced Thursday. Shaw was 82.
Shaw was CNN's first chief anchor and was with the network when it launched on June 1, 1980. He retired from CNN after more than 20 years on February 28, 2001.
During his storied career, Shaw reported on some of the biggest stories of that time -- including the student revolt in Tiananmen Square in May 1989, the First Gulf war live from Baghdad in 1991, and the 2000 presidential election.
"CNN's beloved anchor and colleague, Bernard Shaw, passed away yesterday at the age of 82. Bernie was a CNN original and was our Washington Anchor when we launched on June 1st, 1980," Chris Licht, CNN Chairman and CEO, said in a statement Thursday. "He was our lead anchor for the next twenty years from anchoring coverage of presidential elections to his iconic coverage of the First Gulf War live from Baghdad in 1991. Even after he left CNN, Bernie remained a close member of our CNN family providing our viewers with context about historic events as recently as last year. The condolences of all of us at CNN go out to his wife Linda and his children."


R in NYC said...

He was a trailblazer. R.i.p.

No Chiraq said...

Rest In Power

Anonymous said...

You did what you were supposed to. Rest in Power.

Alma's Daughter said...

There was a time when James Earl Jones was the voice of CNN and Bernard Shaw was the face. A hat tip to Ted Turner for putting Shaw front and center of his news team. And Kudos to Shaw for never letting us down. Never any drama with him. He did his job well and kept it movin'. Condolences to his family and loved ones.

Anonymous said...

Allegedly, he had to leave the air due to alcohol abuse. He supposedly had a few good years left in him at the time of his departure. I heard that about 2 decades ago.

mil262 said...

RIP Mr. Bernard Shaw, he was on the air back when CNN actually covered the news compared to now. Just a bunch of talking heads and no news coverage just hot topics.

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