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Kenneth Kendall
Birth: Aug. 7, 1924, India
Death: Dec. 14, 2012
Cowes
Isle of Wight, England

Pioneer British Broadcaster. For over six decades, he was popular figure on English television and the first UK broadcaster to appear before a camera reading the news. He joined the BBC as a radio newsreader in 1948 and transferred to television in 1954. In television's early years newsreaders did not appear on screen with briefings being read instead over a series of still images and maps. With the imminent launch of interactive television (ITV), the BBC decided to take a risk and Kendall became the first in-vision newsreader, broadcasting from Alexandra Palace, London, on September 4, 1955. He stayed with BBC News on and off for three decades, gaining a reputation for his immaculate appearance, clear diction and unflappability. After his final news bulletin in 1981, he went on to freelance for many British television companies. He became best known as the host of Channel 4's "Treasure Hunt" plus made a number of appearances on series such as "Songs of Praise", "Fascinating Facts", "Dr Who" and "Adam Adamant Lives". He also appeared in role as a newsreader for the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968). In 2010, he rejoined the BBC for news specials and appeared on the station's series, "The Young Ones". He died from complications of stroke at age 88. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 16, 2012
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Kenneth Kendall
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Kenneth Kendall
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013

- Carolyn
 Added: Aug. 17, 2013
Reunited with Mark. Bless you both. XX.
- Pascale
 Added: May. 10, 2013
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