Former producer Bernard Birnbaum died on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 89.
Birnbaum had been at CBS News since 1951, and was a producer for “Sunday Morning” since 1990.
Throughout his distinguished career at the network, during which he received seven Emmy Awards, Bernie Birnbaum covered many of the most remarkable events of the past several decades, from political campaigns and the assassination of President Kennedy, to Watergate and the Vietnam War.
“Bernie was a mentor to generations of CBS News producers and correspondents,” said CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus. “He always had an encouraging word and was always available to help with a problem. No one who had contact with Bernie can forget his enthusiasm as he would present some little known or forgotten treasure from the CBS News Archives–many of which he had been responsible for filming or taping.”
As a producer, Birnbaum worked with many legendary CBS News correspondents (including Howard K. Smith, Charles Collingwood, Mike Wallace, Eric Sevareid and Morton Dean) More…