Edwin Newman, a long-time old-school newsman who became equally well-known as an exasperated defender of plain and clear English, has died at the age of 91.
Newman spent more than 30 years as a correspondent, anchor, commentator, documentary host and theater critic for NBC Television. He died Aug. 13 in London, but his death was only announced in the U.S. on Wednesday.
Like his CBS counterpart Charles Kuralt, Newman did not come from the modern generation where TV correspondents tend to look as if they came from central casting. More…