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Irving R. Levine dies at 86; covered economic news for NBC

Irving R. Levine, who pioneered network television coverage of economic issues during his more than 40-year career as a correspondent for NBC News, died Friday. He was 86. Levine died of prostate cancer at a hospice in Washington, D.C., according to his son, Daniel R. Levine. With his distinctive bow tie, slow-paced delivery and use of his middle initial in his sign-off, the balding Levine became a highly recognizable presence in television news. His dry manner made him an occasional foil for jokes from late-night talk-show hosts. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Levine obituary: In Saturday's Section A, the obituary of Irving R. Levine, an NBC News correspondent who pioneered...

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