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Don Hollenbeck
Birth: Mar. 30, 1905
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1954
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

CBS newscaster and commentator. Colleague of Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly. He was at one time employed by the newspaper, PM (Picture Magazine). Founded in 1940 by department store magnate Marshall Field III and published in New York, PM was a left-leaning newspaper, and it garnered accusations of being sympathetic to Communism even though it was critical of the Soviet Union for the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and of the American Communist Party for supporting it. The newspaper published work by authors such as Ernest Hemingway and Erskine Caldwell, photographers like Weegee and Margaret Bourke-White, and cartoonists like Dr. Seuss, Crockett Johnson and Walt Kelly. It accepted no advertising, and dedicated itself to preventing "the little guy from being pushed around." It ended up becoming a target for anti-communists, and subsequently it went out of business in 1948. Because of this affiliation, he was a target for McCarthy-supporting columnist Jack O'Brian, whose attacks appeared in the New York Journal American and other newspapers in the Hearst newspaper chain. He also worked for the Office of War Information (OWI), NBC and ABC before joining CBS in 1946. Murrow eventually had him do the innovative media-review program, CBS Views the Press, over the radio network's flagship station, WCBS. In the early 1950s, he worked both for CBS Television and flagship WCBS-TV. The first newsman WCBS-TV viewers saw after Murrow's March 9, 1954 documentary on Joe McCarthy was Hollenbeck, who told the viewers he wanted "to associate myself with what Ed Murrow has just said, and say I have never been prouder of CBS." That prompted O'Brian in the Hearst newspapers (including the flagship Journal-American) to step up his criticism of CBS and especially of Hollenbeck, who, despite his news experience under pressure situations, was a sensitive man. On June 22, 1954, the 49-year-old Hollenbeck committed suicide by gas in his Manhattan apartment. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
Burial:
Wyuka Cemetery
Lincoln
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot: Sec-11 Lot-2323 Sp-Sp-4
 
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Record added: Mar 19, 2006
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