Nation: The Unelected Elite

Hundreds of men and women are responsible for the presentation of TV news, and any selection of an "elite" (in Spiro Agnew's phrase) is necessarily arbitrary. Still, a few men stand out at the top of the profession, including the twelve, some familiar and some not, who are identified below:

BRINKLEY, David, 49, NBC News correspondent. Born in Wilmington, N.C., dropped out of high school but took courses at University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University. Reporter for Wilmington Star-News, 1938-41. Bureau manager in South for United Press Associations, 1941-43. Became NBC Washington...

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