Sander Vanocur Biography
Sander Vanocur (Sander “Sandy” Vanocur) is an American journalist, born Alexander Vinocur on January 8, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio to Rose (Millman) and Louis Vinocur, a lawyer.
Sander Vanocur Age
Born on 8th January 1928, Sander is 90 years old as of 2018.
Sander Vanocur Wife
He was married to Edith Vanocur up to 1975 when she passed on. Later he married Virginia Backus Wood.
Sander Vanocur Children
He has two sons Nicholas and Christopher Vanocur.
Sander Vanocur Education
He went to Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois, before gaining a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Northwestern University School of Speech in 1950.
Sander Vanocur Career
He commenced his journalism career as a reporter on the London staff of The Manchester Guardian and also did general reporting for The New York Times.
Vanocur described as one of the country’s most prominent political reporters during the 1960s, served as White House correspondent and national political correspondent for NBC News in the 1960s and early 1970s .
Sander Vanocur Kennedy
At the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960 he was one of the questioners and was also chosen as one of the questioners in the 1992 presidential debate as well as one of NBC’s four horsemen, its floor reporters at the political conventions in the 1960s. The other three chosen with him were John Chancellor, Frank McGee, and Edwin Newman. Vanocur was one of the first reporters to publicly ask Kennedy to justify the failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, while still a White House correspondent during the Kennedy administration. He also dubbed Kennedy’s coterie the Irish mafia.
Later in 1968, Vanocur covered the United States presidential election in which Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. Vanocur, who had interviewed Kennedy , shortly before the Democratic candidate was shot, on June 4, 1968, reported on the incident from The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, for the entire night. during a convention-wrapping Thursday night round-table discussion with his fellow NBC floor reporters in the vacated folding chairs on the convention hall floor, on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Vanocur suggested that the Republicans had kissed off the black vote in 1968, a comment which caused a media uproar in the ensuing week.
Vanocur also served as host of a monthly newsmagazine First Tuesday that premiered in 1969 and continued after Vanocur left the network. His work at NBC earned him a place on the Nixon administration’s enemies list.
Sander Vanocur ABC News
Upon leaving NBC in 1971, Vanocur worked for PBS and as a television writer for The Washington Post. He later joined ABC News in 1977 and worked there until 1991, holding various positions, including Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Senior Correspondent in Buenos Aires, and anchor for Business World, the first regularly scheduled weekly business program. He also covered the 1997, 1998, and 1999 World Economic Summits and was Chief Overview Correspondent during the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections. Vanocur moderated the Vice Presidential debate between incumbent George H. W. Bush and Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, in 1984. He made a cameo appearance in the movie Dave as himselfand was one of the major performers, again playing himself, in the sci-fi television special Without Warning as one of the main news anchors linking the various scenes together.
Sander Vanocur Today
Currently Vanocur is the host of two of the History Channel’s primetime series: Movies in Time and History’s Business.
Sander Vanocur On Johnny Carson
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Sander Vanocur Dementia
Sander now a 90 years old man with Dementia has little recollection of some memories.
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Sander Vanocur :Election Returns Were Faster In 1960Election Returns Were Faster In 1960
Matthew Ormseth’s Nov. 9 story about the slow reporting of Connecticut’s election results [“Why does counting votes in Connecticut take as long as it did on Tuesday?”] raised several questions. Are registrars of voters properly trained? Are polling places adequately staffed? Do voting laws need to be changed?
All of these questions need thoughtful answers.
To fully appreciate how bad things have gotten in Connecticut, readers should take a lesson from NBC’s coverage of the 1960 election.
More than 1.2 million Connecticut residents voted in the 1960 presidential election between Sen. John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon. They voted on manually operated voting machines. The polls closed at 7 p.m.
At 7:30 p.m., NBC projected Kennedy the winner in Connecticut. At 8:15 p.m., NBC reporter Sander Vanocur analyzed Connecticut’s voting results, noting that 66 percent of the vote had been counted and that all returns from New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport had been reported.
More than 1.4 million people voted in the 2018 gubernatorial election, a modest increase over the 1960 turnout. They voted using high speed computer technology. The polls closed at 8 p.m.
Yet, despite the improved technology, the governor’s race wasn’t decided until the following day.
Slow reporting of votes undermines faith in our democratic system. Losers see irregularities, real or imagined, everywhere.
Examining the practices employed in the distant past should help lawmakers develop a better system to count and report votes today.
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