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Harry Reasoner

Journalist Harry Reasoner

Profession: Journalist

United States of America

Why Famous: Harry Reasoner was a prominent news anchor for ABC and CBS news.

Reasoner founded the 60 Minutes program with Mike Wallace in 1968. In 1970 he moved to ABC to become their new anchor, appearing alongside Barbara Walters for two years. He rejoined 60 Minutes in 1978 and appeared until his retirement in 1991.

Born: April 17, 1923
Birthplace: Dakota City, Iowa

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Died: August 6, 1991 (aged 68)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1988-05-28 Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

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