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Sander Vanocur, veteran newsman for NBC, ABC, dies at 91


Added 09-17-19 11:20:02pm EST - “Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday.” - Foxnews.com

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LOS ANGELES — Sander Vanocur, a television newsman who for decades covered momentous events from political campaigns to assassinations, the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement, has died, his son said Tuesday.

Vanocur died Monday night in Santa Barbara, California, said Chris Vanocur. He was 91. He had been dealing with dementia in recent years.

As national political correspondent at NBC in the 1960s, Vanocur was a questioner at the first presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960, then covered Kennedy's administration as a White House correspondent.

"His storied career put him on the front lines of the biggest political stories of the 1960s, the first stories being televised for many of us," NBC News political director Chuck Todd said in a segment Tuesday.

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