John Chancellor

News anchor
Born: 07/13/1927 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams 1983 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Catch-22 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

On the Issues 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Presidency: Light Side Up 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaigning For the Presidency 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Today at 40 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaign '60 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Presidency, The Press & The People 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaign: The Prime-time President 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Decision '88 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Presidential Inauguration 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Election Night: Decision '86 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Today at 35 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Wanting It All 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Newsleaders 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Dream 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Twenty-Five Years of the Presidency 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Censored Bloopers 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Nightly News 1948 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

America Abroad 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

And Who Shall Feed This World? 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Narrator

Today 1961 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Host

Dreams on Hold (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Barbara Chancellor

Wife
second wife, married in 1958 survived him mother of Chancellor's two younger children

Laura Chancellor

Daughter
survived him mother Barbara Chancellor

Mary Chancellor

Daughter
survived him mother Constance Herbert

Barnaby Chancellor

Son
survived him mother Barbara Chancellor

Constance Herbert

Wife
married in 1950 divorced in 1956 mother of Mary Chancellor

EDUCATION

University of Illinois

Urbana , Illinois

Milestones

1994

Diagnosed with stomach cancer in April

1993

Narrated the documentary "Baseball" by Ken Burns for public TV

1993

Retired after 43 years with NBC

1965

At the request of then President Lyndon B Johnson named head of the "Voice of America" and served as director of the radio division of the U S Information Agency; first professional journalist to hold that post

1964

He was arrested on camera by a security guard at the Republican National Convention for "blocking the aisle"

1961

Replaced the retiring Dave Garroway as host for NBC's "Today" show; it's noted that he was unhappy in that position

1960

Covered the story of the Russian spy trial of the American U-2 pilot, Francis Gary Porter, and mankinds first orbit of the earth by Soviet, Yuri Gagarin

1960

Honored as one of the panalists on the TV debates between presidential hopefuls John Kennedy and Richard Nixon

1957

While serving as a NBC news Midwest correspondant his career brakethrough came while covering school desegregation in Little Rock's Central High School in AR

1950

Became a reporter for WNBQ, an NBC owned station in Chicago

1947

Joined the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES as a copy boy and rose through the ranks to become a reporter and feature writer

Became senior analyst and political commentator for NBC's "Nightly News"

Began career as an advertising copy runner at the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS

Joined the staff of "NBC Nightly News" as anchor following the retirement of Chet Huntley

Served in the Army

Bonus Trivia

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During his years as anchor in NBC's "Nightly News" he first co-anchored with David Brinkley and Frank McGee, then went sole from 1971-76, and once again co-anchored with Brinkley from 1976-79, then alone again until 1982.

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He was in Berlin when the wall was built and when it came down in 1989

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