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Whitman Bassow

Whitman Bassow, American environmental executive, journalist. Fulbright fellow, France, 1949. With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Council Foreign Relations (Edward R. Murrow press fellow 1958), Overseas Press Club (board governors since 1992, Whitman Bassow awrd for distinguished reporting on environmental issues in any medium established 1993).

Background

  • Bassow, Whitman was born on January 7, 1921 in New York City. Son of Max and Nellie (Galanter) Bassow.

  • Career

    • Staff correspondent United Press International, New York City, Moscow, 1954-1958. Correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News, New York City, 1959-1960. Chief correspondent Newsweek magazine, Moscow, 1960-1962, correspondent Paris, 1963-1966.

      Writer, editor Ford Foundation, New York City, 1969-1971. Senior public affairs officer Environment Conference, United Nations, 1971-1973. President, founder World Environment Center, 1974-1989.

      President Whitman Bassow & Associates, Inc., from 1990. Editor-in-chief Environmental Weekly, news magazine for public television. Board directors Alliance for International Environmental Studies, Inc., Hartford, Connecticut, since 1991.

    Works

    • Author: The Moscow Correspondents, 1988 (Best bk. On Foreign Affairs award 1989), contributing editor Environmental Protection magazine, since 1990. Contributor articles on international environmental affairs to professional publications.

    Membership

    With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Council Foreign Relations (Edward R. Murrow press fellow 1958), Overseas Press Club (board governors since 1992, Whitman Bassow awrd for distinguished reporting on environmental issues in any medium established 1993).

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, exercise, photography.

    Connections

    • Married Margit Schendel, April 16, 1956 (divorced 1971). 1 child, Fern Elizabeth. Married Mary Elizabeth Clifford, May 13, 1979.
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    Born January 7, 1921
    Died February 24, 1999
    (aged 78)
    • 1954 - 1958
      Staff correspondent United Press Intern, ational
      Moscow, Idaho, United States
    • 1959 - 1960
      correspondent Columbia Broadcasting System News
    • 1960 - 1962
      chief correspondent Newsweek magazine
      Moscow, Idaho, United States
    • 1963 - 1966
      chief correspondent Newsweek magazine
    • 1969 - 1971
      writer
    • 1971 - 1973
      senior, public affairs officer Environment Conference
      Un, Uttar Pradesh, India, India
    • 1974 - 1989
      president
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