Bernard Shaw

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CNN anchor Bernard Shaw dead at 82

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Bernard Shaw, a former CNN anchor, passed away on Wednesday from pneumonia unrelated to Covid-19 at a hospital in Washington, DC, his family reported on Thursday.

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Shaw was 82 years old. He served as CNN's first chief anchor and was present when the network debuted on June 1, 1980.

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On February 28, 2001, he left CNN after working there for more than 20 years.

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Shaw covered some of the most important news of the day during his illustrious career, including the student uprising at Tiananmen Square in May 1989,

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Live broadcasts of the 2000 presidential election and the 1991 First Gulf War from Baghdad.

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Bernard Shaw, a cherished CNN anchor and coworker, passed away Friday at the age of 82.

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As our Washington anchor when CNN first started on June 1st, 1980, Bernie was a CNN original.

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CNN's chairman and CEO, Chris Licht, stated in a statement on Thursday.

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For the following twenty years, he served as our primary anchor, announcing presidential election coverage and providing memorable coverage.

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live broadcast of the 1991 First Gulf War from Baghdad. Despite leaving CNN,

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As recently as last year, Bernie continued to be a close member of the CNN family and gave our viewers understanding regarding historical events.

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We at CNN send our sincere condolences to his wife Linda and his kids.

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