Correspondent for 60 Minutes II who worked as a CBS news anchor for 24 years. During decades of award-winning news reporting on CBS, he signed off every evening with the word Courage.
He graduated from Sam Houston State University.
He published his memoir, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News, in 2012.
He married Jean Goebel in 1957. He has a daughter named Robin and a son named Danjack.
He was the first network television Journalist to report that John F. Kennedy was assassinated.