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David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997.

From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBC's top rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, with Chet Huntley and thereafter appeared as co-anchor or commentator on its successor, NBC Nightly News, through the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Brinkley was host of the popular Sunday This Week with David Brinkley program and a top commentator on election night coverage for ABC News. Over the course of his career, Brinkley received ten Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997.

From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBC's top rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report, with Chet Huntley and thereafter appeared as co-anchor or commentator on its successor, NBC Nightly News, through the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Brinkley was host of the popular Sunday This Week with David Brinkley program and a top commentator on election night coverage for ABC News. Over the course of his career, Brinkley received ten Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Agnelli as Himself (voice)
2015 The Seventies (8 episodes) as Himself
2014 Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words as Himself (archive footage)
2014 The Sixties (10 episodes) as Himself
2013 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as Himself (archive footage)
1997 4 Little Girls as Himself - Reports on Chambliss Trial (archive footage) (uncredited)
1981 This Week (86 episodes) as Himself
1970 NBC Nightly News (128 episodes)
1969 Gunsmith of Williamsburg as Narrator
1956 Huntley-Brinkley Report (1 episode) as Himself
1949 The Emmy Awards (1 episode)

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