Sig Mickelson

Age: 86

television-news pioneer who launched the television career of Walter Cronkite. In 1952, he called on Cronkite, then a local Washington newscaster, to anchor CBS's coverage of the presidential conventions. Mickelson served as president of CBS News from 1961 to 1970.

Died: San Diego, March 24, 2000

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