Tex McCrary
American journalist and public relations specialist
Tex McCrary
John Reagan McCrary, better known as Tex McCrary, was an American journalist and public relations specialist who invented the talk show genre for television and radio, and appeared on radio and TV with his wife, Jinx Falkenburg. Born in Calvert, Texas, McCrary graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1928 and from Yale University in 1932, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Skull and Bones and his club nickname was "Sancho Panza".
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Raise the drug ceiling! - WND.com
Google News - almost 6 years
My first boss, Tex McCrary, used to say, "To hell with the cheese. Let's get out of the trap!" In this case, however, I'd actually welcome some sober thought on the possibility of somebody's effort to destroy capitalism. This is not my field
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; On Safire
NYTimes - over 7 years
During the Clinton impeachment circus, I walked by William Safire's lair. He had an imposing office in ''murderers' row,'' as he dubbed the hall where we worked, full of English antiques, Oriental rugs and a couple of old ties he kept for those rare moments when he needed one. He was sitting in an armchair reading that bodice-ripping best seller,
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William Safire, Political Columnist And Oracle of Language, Dies at 79
NYTimes - over 7 years
William Safire, a speechwriter for President Richard M. Nixon and a Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist for The New York Times who also wrote novels, books on politics and a Malaprop's treasury of articles on language, died at a hospice in Rockville, Md., on Sunday. He was 79. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said Martin Tolchin, a friend of
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ON LANGUAGE; Signalese
NYTimes - almost 8 years
As the light turned green, I wanted to make a left turn, but a line of cars blocked the way. A courteous driver in that impenetrable line stopped her car, making enough space for me to squeeze through. I wanted to express my gratitude, but the windows were closed in both our cars. How to show my appreciation for her unexpected courtesy? A nod of
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Schuyler G. Chapin, Stalwart Champion of the Arts in New York, Dies at 86
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Schuyler G. Chapin, the patrician New Yorker and impresario who glided through society and held a string of jobs in the arts -- including general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, cultural affairs commissioner of New York City and dean of the school of the arts at Columbia University -- died on Saturday. He was 86. His son Theodore said Mr. Chapin
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Schuyler Chapin, Champion of Arts in New York, Dies at 86
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Correction Appended Schuyler Chapin, the patrician New Yorker and white-shoe impresario who glided through society and a string of jobs in the arts -- including general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, cultural affairs commissioner of New York City and dean of the school of the arts at Columbia University -- died on Saturday. He was 86. His son
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NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: READING NEW YORK; A Feisty Trailblazer, and Further Recollections of a Tragic Anniversary
NYTimes - over 10 years
SHE was the smallest cop -- barely 5 feet 2 and 95 pounds -- when she joined the New York City Police Department, but Kathy Burke left a big impression. And the murder of her partner two decades ago outside a Queens diner still reverberates in today's headlines about the Mafia's infiltration of the police force. Now, with Neal Hirschfeld, a former
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Plucking 9/11 Objects From History's Dustbin
NYTimes - over 11 years
Michael Ragsdale's post-9/11 odyssey took him from Battery Park to the Bronx, where he ventured into churches, bodegas, union halls -- anyplace that he could gather fliers, posters, brochures, event programs, public announcements and other ephemera related to the terrorist attacks and their aftermath in New York City. Kevin McCrary happened to be
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A Common Currency for Online Fraud; Forgers of U.S. Postal Money Orders Grow in Numbers and Skill
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Fake checks have been the stock in trade of online fraud artists for years. Now authorities are noting a surge in schemes involving sophisticated counterfeiting of a different form of payment: United States postal money orders. And the fleecing of victims often begins in an e-mail in-box. In the last six months, the F.B.I. and postal inspectors
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Op-Ed Quartet: A Columnist's Farewell; Win Some, Lose Some
NYTimes - about 12 years
Here's how some of my journalistic crusades turned out: WINNER: Baltic freedom. My most provocative dateline in the 80's put the story ahead of the lede: ''Riga, Soviet-occupied Latvia.'' Because the U.S. never recognized the Hitler-Stalin pact, in 1991 we encouraged the Baltic ''captive nations'' to become the wedge that began the breakup of the
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Of Tex and Jinx
NYTimes - over 13 years
Jinx Falkenburg was a knockout the most beautiful cover girl, swimming and tennis star, and U.S.O. entertainer in the world of the 1940's. She lent Rita Hayworth her nightgown to pose for the sexiest picture of the era. Tex McCrary was a handsome and daring warrior-newsman -- an editor of Hearst's Daily Mirror who, as an Army Air Corps colonel, led
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Paid Notice: Deaths MCCRARY, JINX FALKENBURG
NYTimes - over 13 years
McCRARY--Jinx Falkenburg. The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System mourns the passing and celebrates the extraordinary life of Jinx Falkenburg McCrary. Mrs. McCrary and her late husband John ''Tex'' McCrary were among the founders of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Both were ardent supporters and long-time trustees of the
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Corrections
NYTimes - over 13 years
Because of an editing error, an obituary of the public relations man and political strategist Tex McCrary on July 30 misstated the year in which he first met Gen. Colin L. Powell, whom he was recruiting as a speaker for a centennial celebration of Dwight D. Eisenhower's birth. It was 1990, not 1980.
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Paid Notice: Deaths MCCRARY, , TEX
NYTimes - over 13 years
McCRARY--Tex. We mourn the loss of the one and only Tex McCrary. He was there at our beginning and we are forever grateful. The Founders of the NY Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International >>AD#
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Paid Notice: Deaths MCCRARY, , JOHN ''TEX''
NYTimes - over 13 years
McCRARY--John ''Tex''. The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is greatly saddened by the passing of John ''Tex'' McCrary, a renowned publicist, radio and television personality, and political activist. He was one of the founders of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset in 1953, serving for decades as a trustee of the hospital and
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Paid Notice: Deaths MCCRARY, , JOHN REAGAN ''TEX''
NYTimes - over 13 years
McCRARY -- John Reagan ''Tex''. On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Fisher House Foundation, we express our condolences to Kevin, Michael and John on the passing of their father, Mr. John Reagan ''Tex'' McCrary. Mr. McCrary was a visionary who could always see the possibilities, and then quietly worked to make possibility reality. Tex will be
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NEW YORK BOOKSHELF
NYTimes - almost 14 years
ROONE: A Memoir By Roone Arledge ($25.95, hardcover) HarperCollins There were only six channels in New York -- CBS (Channel 2), NBC (Channel 4), DuMont (Channel 5), ABC (Channel 7) WOR-TV (Channel 9, owned by Mutual), and WPIX (Channel 11, owned by The Daily News) -- and none of them yet broadcast around the clock. (How few of us still remember the
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Paid Notice: Deaths FISHER, M. ANTHONY AND ANNE
NYTimes - almost 14 years
FISHER-M. Anthony and Anne. What was once a large, energetic and vibrant young family, is now diminished by an accident that killed Anne and Tony. We, Tony's brother and sister, are struggling to understand and accept our loss. Our heart goes out to Miasha, Tora, William, Cole and Noah. We will never be able to replace or forget our generous,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tex McCrary
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2003
    Age 92
    Died in 2003.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1928
    Age 17
    Born in Calvert, Texas, McCrary graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1928 and from Yale University in 1932, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Skull and Bones and his club nickname was "Sancho Panza".
    More Details Hide Details A staunch Republican, McCrary reportedly played a major role in the nomination of Dwight Eisenhower for the U.S. presidency. According to Richard Kluger's The Paper, McCrary was responsible for John Hay Whitney's purchase of the former The New York Herald Tribune. He died in New York City.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born in 1910.
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