Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Edwin Newman,1919-2010. R.I.P.

Edwin Newman, who was a fixture at NBC News for more than three decades, passed away on September 13th in England. His cause of death is presently unknown. He was 91.

I remember Newman best when shortly after his retirement he hosted Saturday Night Live. Or should I say co-hosted? That night he shared the stage with Billy Crystal, Father Guido Sarducci (a.k.a. Don Novello), New York City Mayor Ed Koch and actress Betty Thomas of Hill Street Blues fame.

Here's Newman interviewing the band KISS in their heyday in 1978.

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