A man who was a fixture on CBS News, covering politics along with stories such as the Vietnam War and the space program over the course of his long career, has died. CBS News announced that Bruce Morton, who also spent 13 years at CNN, died today at his home in Washington, D.C., after battling cancer. He was 83.
“Morton spent most of a distinguished six-decade career on television and radio for CBS News, where he made a record 146 appearances on television in 1988 alone,” the announcement notes. “He left CBS in 1993 after 29 years to join CNN; he retired from that organization in 2006.”
Morton won six Emmys with CBS News, including one for his coverage in 1971 of the My La Massacre and the court martial of Lt. William Calley.
He was a fixture on the political beat, including covering the presidential campaigns of Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey.