Irving R. Levine (August 26, 1922 - ) is a former journalist for NBC. During his 35-year career, he reported from over two dozen countries, which led to him becoming the first foreign correspondent accredited in the Soviet Union (as a result of which he wrote three best-selling non-fiction books on life in the USSR). August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A journalist is a person who practices journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American radio and television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 film which tells the story of an American reporter who becomes involved in espionage in England during World War II. It stars Joel McCrea, George Sanders, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, Albert Bassermann and Robert Benchley. ...
Time magazine described him as a "pioneer" in economics reporting on television. (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...
IrvingR. Levine, dean emeritus of the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of International Communication, was an NBC News correspondent for more than 40 years and is one of the most renowned and respected figures in broadcast journalism.
Levine's career with NBC included a number of "firsts." In 1971 he became the first network correspondent to cover economics full-time, leading Time magazine to refer to him as the pioneer of economics reporting on television.
Levine also covered the violence that marked independence in Algeria and in the Belgian Congo; the first heart transplants by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in South Africa; and the election of Pope Paul VI, on whose plane he traveled on precedent-setting trips to Jerusalem, Bombay, the United Nations and elsewhere.
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