Broadcaster Robert Trout Dies

Radio broadcast pioneer Robert Trout died of heart failure Tuesday in a New York hospital. He was 91.

Trout was the first anchor of CBS Radio’s “World News Tonight.” Among the events he covered during his 70-year-long career were campaign speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and the repeal of Prohibition. He was known as the man who coined the term “fireside chat” for Roosevelt’s radio addresses to the nation.

Trout retired in 1996 but continued as a part-time contributor to NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

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