Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Neil Strawser

This from AP:

Former CBS News Radio Anchor Strawser Dies

By ELISABETH GOODRIDGE, Associated Press WriterTue Jan 3, 5:26 PM ET

Neil Strawser, who anchored CBS News radio coverage of President Kennedy's assassination, died Saturday. He was 78.

Strawser suffered a heart attack at his Washington home and was later pronounced dead at George Washington University Hospital, CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco said Tuesday.

For 34 years, Strawser worked in Washington as a CBS News radio and television reporter. He anchored CBS Radio for four straight days after Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

Strawser was also the only television journalist admitted into the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base during the 1962 Cuban Missile crisis.

He left journalism in 1986 to serve as a Democratic spokesman for the House Budget Committee.