NBC Nightly News anchor who became famous as a Today Show host.
He attended the University of Illinois Navy Pier and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He was a news anchor in the '70s and he replaced Dave Garroway.
He was married twice: first to Connie Chancellor, and then to Barbara Upshaw.
At the request of Lyndon B. Johnson, he became the Voice of America.