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Elie Abel

Elie Abel, Canadian, American reporter, broadcaster, educator. Recipient George Foster Peabody award for outstanding radio news, 1968; Overseas Press Club award for best interpretation of foreign news, 1969. Member Council Foreign Relations, Cosmos Club (Washington).

Background

  • Abel, Elie was born on October 17, 1920 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Son of Jacob and Rose (Savetsky) Abel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, McGill University, 1941. Doctor of Laws, McGill University, 1971. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1942.

      Doctor of Laws, University Western Ontario, 1976.

    Career

    • Reporter Windsor (Ontario) Star, 1941. Assistant city editor Montreal Gazette, 1945-1946. Foreign correspondent North America Newspaper Alliance, Berlin, 1946-1947.

      United Nations correspondent Overseas News Agency, 1947-1949. National, foreign correspondent New York Times, 1949-1959. Washington bureau chief Detroit News, 1959-1961.

      With NBC, 1961-1969, chief London bureau, 1965-1967. Diplomatic correspondent NBC News, Washington, 1967-1969. Godfrey Lowell Cabot professor, also dean Graduate School Journalism, Columbia University, New York City, 1969-1979.

      Harry and Norman Chandler professor Stanford University, 1979-1991. Board governors American Stock Exchange, 1974-1978.

    Works

    • Author: The Missile Crisis, 1966, (with Marvin Kalb) Roots of Involvement, The United States in Asia 1784-1971, 1971, (with Averell Harriman) Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946, 1975, Leaking: Who Does It? Who Benefits? At What Cost?, 1987, The Shattered Bloc: Behind the Upheaval in Eastern Europe, 1990. Editor: What's News: The Media in American Society, 1981.

    Membership

    Member Council Foreign Relations, Cosmos Club (Washington).

    Connections

    • Children: Mark, Suzanne. Married Charlotte Page Abel, July 2, 1995.
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    Born October 17, 1920
    Died July 22, 2004
    (aged 83)
    • 1941
      McGill University
    • 1971
      McGill University
    • 1942
      Columbia University
    • 1976
      University Western Ontario
    • 1941
      Reporter Windsor (Ontario) Star
    • 1945 - 1946
      assistant, city editor Montreal Gazette
    • 1946 - 1947
      foreign correspondent North America Newspaper Alliance
      Berlin, Germany, Germany
    • 1947 - 1949
      United Nations correspondent Overseas News Agency
    • 1949 - 1959
      national
    • 1959 - 1961
      Washington bureau chief Detroit News
    • 1961 - 1969
      with National Broadcasting Company
    • 1965 - 1967
      with National Broadcasting Company
    • 1967 - 1969
      diplomatic correspondent National Broadcasting Company News
      Washington, United States
    • 1969 - 1979
      Godfrey Lowell Cabot professor
    • 1979 - 1991
      Harry and Norman Chandler professor, Stanford University
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