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Bruce Morton dies at 83; veteran newscaster for CBS, CNN
Bruce Morton dies at 83; veteran newscaster for CBS, CNN

Television newscaster Bruce Morton, who came into the nation's living rooms for more than four decades with reports on the Vietnam War, space missions, Watergate, civil rights and political races, died Friday at his home in Washington. He was 83. The cause was cancer, said a spokesman for CBS, where he worked for 29 years. He spent the last 13 years of his career with CNN, retiring in 2006. He won six Emmys for his coverage at CBS. Morton was an erudite, low-key presence during the golden years of network news, known for his ability to explain national and world situations. On a PBS NewsHour report in 2000, he recalled a time when broadcast reporters generally had more time for...

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