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Robert Pierpoint

White house correspondent

Robert Pierpoint is a former American broadcast journalist who worked for CBS. Before becoming one of CBS' White House correspondents, Pierpoint covered the Korean War and appeared on the first edition of See It Now in 1951. He also covered the State Department for CBS, and appeared frequently on Charles Kuralt's Sunday Morning broadcasts until his retirement. As a close associate of Edward R. Murrow on radio and television, he is seen as part of the second generation of Murrow's Boys. He is also remembered for playing himself, on the radio, in the final episode of M*A*S*H. In all, Mr. Pierpoint served as White House Correspondent for 6 presidential administrations, from Eisenhower to Carter. His memoirs from this period are detailed in his book At the White House, published in 1981.