Longtime American television talk show host and journalist, best known for his conversations with influential public figures. He won a Peabody Award for his contributions to mainstream media.
He played basketball in high school and graduated from Duke University.
He had his own show for many years while also being a corespondent for 60 minutes.
He married Mary King in 1968 but divorced in 1980. He began a long-term relationship with Amanda Burden in 1993.
He is credited with restoring the CBS classic Person to Person, which was previously hosted by Edward R. Murrow.