Newscasting: A Healthy Jaundice

In television newscasting nowadays, everybody's got his own private beat. but NBC's laconic Edwin Newman, 49. is a universalist, the one guy in the shop who is considered au courant on everything.

When George Romney resigned from the presidential race, Newman was hailed in to anchor a special report. He handled the same sort of job for twelve days during last year's Arab-Israeli crisis. When Lucy Jarvis produces a big documentary—Khrushchev, Picasso, Christiaan Barnard—she taps Newman for his narrative authority and scriptwriting dexterity. About twice a month, Meet the Press summons Newman...

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