WASHINGTON (AP)-- Howard K. Smith, whose career as a newscaster ranged from World War II as one of "Murrow's Boys" at CBS to roles as co-anchor and analyst for ABC, is dead at age 87.
Smith died of pneumonia aggravated by congestive heart failure on Friday evening at his home in Bethesda, Md., his son, Jack, said Monday.
Smith was a broadcasting pioneer and, from television's infancy, a presence on the air.
In 1960, he served as the moderator of the first Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate.
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