September 9, 1990 |
John Chancellor, NBC's senior political analyst, was 33 when he covered the 1960 presidential campaigns of John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon for NBC. Thirty years later, he's hosting and narrating the Arts & Entertainment Network's "Campaign U60," a series of special programs this month that will follow the crucial events of the Kennedy-Nixon election. The series kicks off with "The 1960 Democratic National Convention," airing Wednesday at 6 and 10 p.m.
July 13, 1996 |
John Chancellor, the venerated stalwart of NBC television news for 43 years who intoned the world's daily happenings from an anchor chair, then moved on to analyze and interpret events as the last network commentator, died Friday. He was 68. Chancellor, who had been ill with stomach cancer, died at his home in Princeton, N. J. "He was unique," former CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite told CNN Friday night.
September 11, 1990 |
Chancellor's Back: John Chancellor, commentator for "NBC Nightly News," has recovered from heart surgery and will return to the program Wednesday, NBC announced Monday. Chancellor, 62, who underwent double-bypass surgery in late June, will make weekly appearances through September, an NBC spokeswoman said. Chancellor, who began working at NBC in 1950, will resume his normal schedule Oct. 2, with commentaries on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
March 1, 1990 |
NBC Nightly News commentator John Chancellor erroneously referred to former Gov. George C. Wallace as "the late governor," but that didn't bother Wallace, his spokesman said Wednesday. "Newsmen have been making mistakes about George Wallace all of his life," said spokesman Elvin Stanton. "It's something he brushes off." During Chancellor's commentary Tuesday night, he quoted Wallace as once saying governors were nothing more than "ornaments."
July 15, 1996 |
He was the quiet man. In 43 years with NBC News, John Chancellor, who died Friday at 68, had seen it all and done it all, but he never flaunted it on-screen. He certainly knew all the tricks of the trade but never seemed interested in being a hotshot personality. He was lousy fodder for the gossip columns. Instead, he came across like a friendly teacher. Thus did he win the nation's trust as a reporter, anchor and commentator. His trademarks were understatement, intelligence--and a twinkle.
January 30, 1992 |
Chancellor McCobb was named after veteran television broadcaster John Chancellor. Perhaps that explains why the Cal Poly Pomona senior has become so adept at calmly handling and making sense of bad news. Like his namesake, Chancellor McCobb has a way of putting things into perspective. McCobb, for example, was disappointed when his transcripts from Ontario High sent once-attentive Division I basketball recruiters into hiding. McCobb refused to whine.