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Notes, clippings, reports, photographs and memorabilia.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gabe Pressman Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Gabe Pressman (a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism in 1947) was Senior Correspondent for WNBC-TV, where he worked for over 40 years.
Pressman was known for investigative reporting in politics and social issues. He began his broadcasting career at WRCA radio in 1954; he moved to WRCA's television in 1956. He anchored New York's first morning news program – a five minute show on WRCA that later became 10 minutes. He covered major stories including the sinking of the Andrea Doria and the Weinberger kidnapping on Long Island. He came to fame in the 1960s, coverering such major stories as the New York City blackout, the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 1968, civil strife in Newark and New York, the Mayoral campaigns for Abraham Beame, William F. Buckley, John Lindsay, and the entrance of Robert F. Kennedy into New York politics.
Pressman won many awards throughout his long career: 11 Emmy Awards; the Edward R. Murrow Award (1989); the New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 1986 Governors' Award; a 1985 Olive Award for Excellence in Broadcasting; a Peabody Award; the New York Press Club's Feature Award; the UPI New York State Broadcasters' Award for Best Feature News Story; the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association Award for Excellence in Individual Reporting; the New York Chapter Of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi's Deadline Club Award; and two New York area Emmy Awards.