Lew Wood, TV Newsman, Dies at 84

August 23, 2013 5:53 AM

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Lew Wood, TV Newsman, Dies at 84

NBC hired Mr. Wood to succeed the longtime anchor of “Today,” Frank Blair, in 1975. But he left the job after just a year in a program shake-up and was succeeded by Floyd Kalber. He had previously been a news anchor for WNBC in New York.

Mr. Wood was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, as part of the CBS team covering President Kennedy’s swing through Texas. That morning he covered a breakfast speech Kennedy had made in nearby Fort Worth and snapped a personal photo of the president greeting well-wishers. After Kennedy left for Dallas, Mr. ...

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