Veteran CBS News Producer Birnbaum Dead at 89

Emmy-winner covered major events, including Kennedy assassination, Vietnam.

Last Updated: November 30, 2009 @ 6:47 AM

Former CBS News producer Bernard Birnbaum died on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 89.

Birnbaum had been at CBS News since 1951, and was a producer for "Sunday Morning" since 1990.

Throughout his distinguished career at the network, during which he received seven Emmy Awards, Bernie Birnbaum covered many of the most remarkable events of the past several decades, from political campaigns and the assassination of President Kennedy, to Watergate and the Vietnam War.

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