“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering Robert Pierpoint

Posted on October 23, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…pierpointatwhitehouse_rdax_396x220

   Former CBS News legend Robert Pierpoint has died. In his first big assignment, he provided live reports during the Korean War. He later became a White House correspondent, covering every president from Eisenhower through Carter. Pierpoint is also remembered for playing himself on the radio during the final episode of M*A*S*H. He’s the voice you hear announcing the end of the Korean conflict. During his career, he received two Emmys for his work.  ROBERT PIERPOINT

   A close friend to radio legend Edward R. Murrow, Pierpoint appeared on the first edition of See It Now in 1951. He was also a frequent contributor on Charles Kuralt’s Sunday Morning broadcasts, reporting from the State Department until his retirement. Bob covered breaking news on monumental events in American history, including the Cold War, President Kennedy’s assassination, and President Nixon’s resignation. He became chief diplomatic correspondent in 1980.

   During his time as a correspondent, Pierpoint became a close friend of eventual President George H. W. Bush, often spending time with him on tennis courts. As doubles partners, they won several CBS tennis competitions together.

   In his 1981 memoirs, At the White House: Assignment to Six Presidents, he cited that one mistake he made over his years was failing to mention about the stains on Jackie Kennedy’s pink outfit after she left her husband’s side at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on November 22, 1963. “I didn’t describe the blood, and I should have”, he wrote, “I was in shock.”

   Robert Pierpoint was 86.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

This entry was posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 pm and is filed under Blog by Manny Pacheco. You can follow any comments to this post through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Bookmark this post:
Digg Del.icio.us Reddit Furl Google Bookmarks StumbleUpon Windows Live Technorati Yahoo MyWeb

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.