CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus sent a note to staff today about the death of award winning producer Bernie Birnbaum who passed away Thanksgiving Day at the age of 89.

Birnbaum joined CBS in 1951. He worked on a number of programs and in special events. He was an associate producer on “The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite” and later was senior producer of “On the Road with Charles Kuralt.”

Birnbaum was the father of New York bureau producer Amy Birnbaum.

McManus’ note, and a press release, after the jump…
CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus sent a note to staff today about the death of award winning producer Bernie Birnbaum who passed away Thanksgiving Day at the age of 89.

Birnbaum joined CBS in 1951. He worked on a number of programs and in special events. He was an associate producer on “The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite” and later was senior producer of “On the Road with Charles Kuralt.”

Birnbaum was the father of New York bureau producer Amy Birnbaum.

McManus’ note, and a press release, after the jump…

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