|Born||April 17, 1923|
Dakota City, Iowa
|Died||August 6, 1991 (aged 68)|
University of Minnesota
|Spouse||Kathleen Carroll Reasoner, Lois Harriett Weber|
Harry Reasoner (born April 17, 1923, Dakota City, Iowa; died August 6, 1991, Westport, Connecticut) was an American journalist known for his inventive use of language as a television commentator. Events 69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Dakota City is a city in and the County seat of Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Westport is a coastal town located on Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, Connecticut, 47 miles north of New York City in the United Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends Events 69 - After the First Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Dakota City is a city in and the County seat of Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Westport is a coastal town located on Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, Connecticut, 47 miles north of New York City in the United The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic
Reasoner studied journalism at Stanford University and the University of Minnesota. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. He served in World War II and then resumed his journalism career with The Minneapolis Times. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Star Tribune (also Star Trib or Strib, as it is often referred to is the largest Newspaper in the U After going into radio with CBS in 1948, Reasoner worked for the United States Information Agency in the Philippines. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The United States Information Agency ( USIA) which existed from 1953 to 1999 was a United States agency devoted to Public diplomacy. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP When he returned stateside, he went into television and worked at station KEYD (later KMSP) in Minneapolis. KMSP-TV, channel 9 is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation -owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in Minneapolis Minnesota Reasoner then moved to New York, where he hosted a morning news program called Calendar on top of doing commentator and special news narration duties. The City of New York Calendar was a weekday news and information program that aired in the United States on CBS from 1961 to 1963
In 1968, Reasoner teamed up with Mike Wallace to begin the 60 Minutes newsmagazine series. Mike Wallace (born Myron Leon Wallace on May 9, 1918) is an American journalist. Not to be confused with the BBC news magazine program Sixty Minutes (TV series. A newsmagazine, also spelled news magazine, is usually a weekly Magazine featuring articles or segments on current events At 60 Minutes, and elsewhere, he often worked with producer and writer Andy Rooney, who later became a well-known correspondent in his own right. Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (born January 14, 1919) is an American Radio and Television writer
Reasoner joined ABC in 1970 as co-anchor with Howard K. Smith (himself a CBS alumnus) of the ABC Evening News until 1976, when Reasoner became sole anchor; Smith did only commentaries from that time until his 1979 retirement. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Howard Kingsbury Smith ( May 12, 1914 - February 15, 2002) was an American Journalist, Radio Reporter World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight, often called ABC World News Tonight, also often abbreviated From 1976 until 1978, Reasoner co-anchored the news with Barbara Walters. Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25 1929) is an American Journalist, writer and media Walters and Reasoner did not enjoy a close relationship; Reasoner not only did not like sharing the spotlight with a co-anchor but was uncomfortable with Walters' celebrity status. The arrangement ended in 1978. Reasoner returned to CBS, rejoining the cast of 60 Minutes, and remained at the network until he retired in May 1991.
Reasoner was married twice, to Kathleen Carroll Reasoner for 34 years and then to Lois Harriett Weber. He had seven children by his first marriage. Reasoner died three months after his retirement at the age of 68 from a blood clot in the brain received from a fall at his home. A thrombus, or blood clot, is the final product of the Blood coagulation step in Hemostasis. The brain is the center of the Nervous system in animals All Vertebrates and the majority of Invertebrates have a brain He is interred at Union Cemetery in Humboldt, Iowa. Humboldt is a city in Humboldt County, Iowa, United States. The population was 4452 at the 2000 census An editorial cartoon the day after his death showed Reasoner arriving at the Pearly Gates, with a startled St. Peter crying, "Oh, no! It's 60 Minutes!"
Reasoner did not mind poking a little fun at his profession. The Pearly gates, in Christian beliefs is an informal name for the gateway to Heaven, inspired by the description of the New Jerusalem in Two of his more cynical comments on journalism:
Howard K. Smith and Frank Reynolds
|ABC Evening News anchor|
Harry Reasoner and Barbara Walters