Veteran CBS News Correspondent Dies

Aug 27, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A longtime correspondent for CBS News, known for an award-winning report in 1975, has died. TVNewser.com reports that Bruce Dunning died at a Manhattan hospital from injuries suffered in a fall. He was 73.

Dunning, who retired in 2004, was known for his award-winning report in 1975 from a World Airways jet during a refugee rescue in South Vietnam. The report, aired during the waning days of the Vietnam War, was broadcast on the "CBS Evening News" Saturday edition, with Dan Rather anchoring.

Dunning joined CBS News in July 1969, and joined its Saigon bureau in 1970. In 1972, he moved to the Tokyo bureau, where he covered Asia and became one of the first journalists to report from North Korea.

He became the assistant bureau manager for CBS News Miami in 1983, covering Latin America and the Southeast of the U.S.

bruce-dunning.jpgBruce Dunning

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