Milestones, Apr. 29, 1974

Died. Frank McGee, 52, host of NBC'S Today program since 1971 and one of television's most prominent newsmen; of pneumonia following treatment for cancer of the bone marrow; in Manhattan. McGee was best known for his crisp, calm reporting at times of stress, epitomized by his twelve-hour marathon as NBC'S co-anchor man the day President Kennedy was assassinated. A seemingly ubiquitous narrator of documentaries, McGee became a lay expert on rocketry while covering the U.S. space program. Although suffering severely from back pains for the past few months, he bravely continued...

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