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Murray Fromson

  • Birthplace: Bronx, New York
  • Birthday: September 01
Date of passing: 
June 09, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Murray Fromson was an American journalist.

During his 35-year career in broadcast news, he covered the Vietnam War and the fall of Saigon, the armistice talks in Korea, the end of the U.S. occupation in Japan and the Apollo space program.

Fromson worked for The Associated Press for several years in the 1950s before he went to work at NBC News and then became a longtime CBS News correspondent.

He also covered two presidential elections, three summit meetings between Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev, of the former Soviet Union, and “Bloody Sunday,” a day of racial violence in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.

Murray Fromson was an American journalist.

During his 35-year career in broadcast news, he covered the Vietnam War and the fall of Saigon, the armistice talks in Korea, the end of the U.S. occupation in Japan and the Apollo space program.

Fromson worked for The Associated Press for several years in the 1950s before he went to work at NBC News and then became a longtime CBS News correspondent.

He also covered two presidential elections, three summit meetings between Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev, of the former Soviet Union, and “Bloody Sunday,” a day of racial violence in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.

He was a founding member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation and resources to protect the rights of journalists.

He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California in 1982 and later served as the director of the university’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Fromson also served as a judge for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism in 2003 and 2004.

Fromson died June 9, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. He was 88.

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