October 4, 2022
CNN’s first chief anchor Bernard Shaw dies at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Shaw, CNN’s chief anchor for two decades and a leading Black broadcaster, is best remembered for calmly reporting the start of the Gulf War in 1991 as missiles flew around him in Baghdad, his had died. He was 82 years old.

He died of pneumonia at a Washington hospital on Wednesday, according to former CNN chief executive Tom Johnson.

Shaw was at CNN for 20 years and was known to remain calm under pressure. This coverage was a hallmark of his coverage of Baghdad when the US led its invasion of Iraq in 1991 to liberate Kuwait, with CNN broadcasting stunning footage of airstrikes and anti-aircraft fire in the capital city.

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