Bernard Shaw

Born May 22, 1940

Bernard Shaw is a retired American journalist and former news anchor for CNN from 1980 until his retirement in March 2001.

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1940 Birth Born on May 22, 1940.


1962 22 Years Old He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, including stints in Hawaii and at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC, where in 1962 he was a "Message Center" specialist, achieving the rank of Corporal, E-4. … Read More


1971 31 Years Old He worked as a correspondent in the Washington Bureau of CBS News from 1971 to 1977.
1977 37 Years Old In 1977, he moved to ABC News as Latin American correspondent and bureau chief before becoming the Capitol Hill Senior Correspondent.


1980 40 Years Old He left ABC in 1980 to move to CNN as its Principal Anchor.
1988 48 Years Old Shaw is widely known for the question he posed to Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Dukakis at his second Presidential debate with George H. W. Bush during the 1988 election, which Shaw was moderating. … Read More


1991 51 Years Old 1 More Event
He is also remembered for his reporting on the 1991 Gulf War. … Read More
1992 52 Years Old Shaw co-anchored CNN's Inside Politics from 1992 until he retired from CNN in 2001.


2000 60 Years Old He moderated the October 2000 vice-presidential debate between Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman.
2002 62 Years Old Bernard Shaw appeared in Robert Wiener’s book Live from Baghdad. He appeared as a character in the 2002 HBO film of the same name where he was portrayed by Robert Wisdom.
2005 65 Years Old He has occasionally appeared on CNN, including in May 2005 when a plane flew into restricted air space in Washington, D.C. He also co-anchored Judy Woodruff's last broadcast on CNN in June 2005. … Read More
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