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NBC Newsman John Chancellor is usually in the public eye with his co-anchor David Brinkley, but he gamely agreed to wing it with a macaw named Bob. The occasion was a fund-raising luncheon for the New York Zoological Society, which is dedicated to protecting endangered species and displaying animals in natural environments. Chancellor, a devotee of wildlife preservation, had no trouble with the boa constrictor and the tarantula that came to lunch. The macaw, however, was for the birds. "Neither one of us expected to have our picture taken together," said Chancellor. "He...

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