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Edwin Newman dies at 91; NBC news reporter and commentator
Edwin Newman dies at 91; NBC news reporter and commentator

Edwin Newman, known to several generations of television viewers as the dry-witted NBC reporter and commentator who covered coronations and assassinations and wrote two bestselling books on Americans' mangling of the English language, has died. He was 91. Newman died Aug. 13 of pneumonia in Oxford, England, where he had lived since 2007, according to family attorney Rupert Mead. He said Newman's wife and daughter delayed the announcement of his death until Wednesday to allow themselves time to mourn privately. During three decades at NBC, Newman covered the funeral of King George VI in England, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the rise of French President Charles de...

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