Newsman and language maven Edwin Newman dies
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.
September 15, 2010; 12:46 PM ET
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