Sunday, February 06, 2005

Just received this newspaper excerpt from the Renton, WA paper, and submitted by Tony Cipolla.

Renton, WA (AP) Bill Shadel, who covered D-Day for CBS Radio during World War II, became an ABC television anchor and moderated the third presidential debate between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960, died Saturday at an assisted living home in this Seattle suburb, relatives and associates said. He was 96.
Shadel, who worked with Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid and Howard K. Smith at CBS, was the first host of "Face the Nation" and later became a University of Washington communications professor. Tapes of his wartime broadcasts are still used in journalism schools around the country. Shadel began in journalism as a National Rifle Association correspondent and became editor of the group’s magazine, The American Rifleman. In 1943 he assigned himself to Europe where he was quickly recruited by Murrow to help CBS cover World War II.