Student, New York University, 1941. Degree (honorary), Brandeis University, 1990. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), American Film Institute, 1993.
War correspondent, World World War II; producer, 1st Kennedy-Nixon television debate, 1960; executive producer, Columbia Broadcasting System Evening News with Walter Cronkite, 1960-1965; executive producer, 60 Minutes, since 1968.
Children: Jeffrey, Steven, Jill, Lisa. Married Marilyn Berger, April 14, 1979.