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journalist , environmental executive

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, Newsweek magazine, Paris, 1963-1966;writer, editor, Ford Foundation, New York City, 1969-1971;senior public affairs officer, Environment Conference, United Nations, New York City, 1971-1973;president, founder, World Environment Center, New York City, 1974-1989;president, Whitman Bassow & Associations, Inc., New York City, since 1990;editor-in-chief, Environmental Weekly, news magazine for public television, New York City. Board directors Alliance for International Environmental Studies, Inc., Hartford, Connecticut, since 1991.

Works

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, fitness, photography.

Connections

Married Margit Schendel, April 16, 1956 (divorced 1971). 1 child, Fern Elizabeth. Married Mary Elizabeth Clifford, May 13, 1979.

father:
Max Bassow

mother:
Nellie (Galanter) Bassow

spouses:
Margit Schendel

Mary Elizabeth Clifford

child:
Fern Elizabeth Bassow