John William Chancellor

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General Information

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Name: John William Chancellor

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History, Other;

Born: 1927 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 1969 in Princeton, New Jersey

Illinois Connection

Chancellor attended the University of Illinois Navy Pier campus (precursor to UIC) which specified completing the last two years of instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1949.

Biographical and Professional Information

Originally a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, he first started his career in national television news as a correspondent on NBC's evening newscast, The Huntley-Brinkley Report. Chancellor covered issues of national importance while on The Huntley-Brinkley Report, such as the 1957 integration of the Little Rock Central High School. He spent a number of years as a foreign correspondent in Europe. Chancellor also has the distinction of creating the idea of using colors to represent the states won by presidential candidates in presidential elections. commentator. During his career he filed stories from more than fifty countries. Toward the end of his career, he served as narrator of Baseball, a nine-part documentary created by Ken Burns.

Published Works

  • The News Business (with Walter R. Mears), Harpercollins, 1983
  • Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America , Harpercollins, 1991

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America

ISBN: 0060920653
Release Date: 1991-05

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