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Newsman and language maven Edwin Newman dies

Matt Schudel

Edwin Newman, a longtime fixture on NBC News, who moderated the first Carter-Ford debate in 1976 -- the first presidential debate since 1960 -- and who became one of the country's foremost authorities on grammar and usage, has died at 91.

He died in England on Aug. 13. His family delayed the announcement in order to have time to mourn. We have a temporary Associated Press obituary up, but we'll have a full staff-written obituary later in the day.

By Matt Schudel  |  September 15, 2010; 12:46 PM ET
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Edwin Newman is the face I remember so well on many, many news stories on NBC through the years.
He lived to a good age and I have no doubt he loved his life in England.
May God bless him and comfort his family.

Posted by: Judy-in-TX | September 15, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

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