|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1921|
St. Joseph County
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1985|
New York, USA
Charles Cummings Collingwood was a pioneering CBS television newscaster.He was born in Three Rivers, Michigan.
Collingwood graduated from Deep Springs College and Cornell University and in 1939 recieved a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University. Collingwood was a protege of Edward R.Murrow during the Second WWII and quickly became known as an unusually urbane and spontaneously eloquent on-air journalist. He was part of a group of distinguished early television journalists that included Walter Cronkite,Eric Sevareid,and Murrow himself.
Charles went on to become chief correspondent of CBS and host of its "Eyewitness to History" series. He was a leading figure in CBS'S expansion to include international coverage. He reported from the Normandy invasion(at Omaha Beach),Vietnam,the White House,and numeruos other sites.
Charles retired in 1982.
Charles died in New York,NY
I have known for years that Charles was related to our family.
My uncle is Wilbur Collingwood,also listed at FAG,I wish, I could find someone who may have a picture of him(Charles)that will be kind enough to post it here. One thats shows all his facial features, it sure would be greatly appreiciated.
I wish to thank 'With Love Colette' for sponsoring Charles Memorial.
Colette it was very kind of you to do .
Louise Allbritton (1920 - 1979)*
Created by: Night Angel
Record added: Jul 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14846999
Added: Oct. 3, 2014
Of course, what I recall most despite that wonderful career as a reporter on radio and television was your assisting Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy (when she was first lady) on an historic tour of the White House. R.I.P.|
Added: Jun. 21, 2014
Watched the 4 day CBS webcast 50th anniversary of CBS News 1963 JFK assassination coverage. Charles Collingwood's professionalism and composure during those profoundly difficult days of news coverage was nothing short of amazing. If only we had such peop...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 26, 2013
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