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Remembering pioneering journalist and former CNN chief anchor Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw, CNN's first chief anchor
Bernard Shaw, CNN's first chief anchor

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents a tribute to the late Bernard Shaw, CNN's first chief anchor when it launched on June 1, 1980. Shaw retired from the cable network after more than two decades on February 28, 2001.

During his pioneering career, Shaw reported on some of the biggest stories of that time - including the Jonestown tragedy, the student revolt in Tiananmen Square, the First Gulf war live from Baghdad and the 2000 presidential election.

Shaw died on September 8, 2022. He was 82.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.
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