Monday, November 26, 2012

100th Birth Anniversary of Eric Sevareid, "The Grey Eminence"

Eric Sevareid Farewell Nov 30, 1977

I remember as a child watching him, along with my parents, deliver his commentary on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, but never really understanding what he was saying. All I knew was that his calm and authoritative voice made anything he said sound eminently reasonable. His NYT obituary really provided a good picture of this journalist, one of "Murrow's boys," and what his thinking and outlook were.

Today is also the  birth anniversary (90th) of another great Scandinavian American (and fellow Lutheran):  Charles M. Schulz. Schulz is probably more familiar to most people as he is the creater of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang. HuffPost has an interesting article on 20 Things You Didn't Know About The Peanuts Creator
Charles Schulz American cartoonist 1956
Charles Schulz American cartoonist, 1956
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