CBS News Correspondent
Mention the name Charles Collingwood and the giants of American broadcasting unite in tribute. Collingwood, a native of Three Rivers, was a Rhodes Scholar who quit the classroom in 1940 to accept a full-time reporting assignment with Edward R. Murrow. “The world that comes out of this war is not going to be a world conducted by pale scholars gorged with useless information,” he wrote. Collingwood excelled in global coverage and commentary for CBS News. “Grace under pressure,” noted colleague Howard K. Smith. “A shining ornament in journalism,” concluded Charles Kuralt. Collingwood died in 1985.