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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John William Chancellor  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1927 in Chicago, Illinois

-- John William Chancellor on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The News Business
ISBN: 0060151048

Harpercollins. 1983

The veteran television newsman and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist report on the do's and don'ts of gathering and writing the news and recall illustrative episodes from their own careers

Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America
ISBN: 0060920653

HarperCollins. 1991

Assesses the problems America faces, with attention to the Persian Gulf and the economy, and presents a plan for reforming its institutions