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Eric Sevareid
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Birth Date:November 26, 1912
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
Birth Name:Arnold Eric Sevareid
Birth Place:Velva, ND
Died Date:July 9, 1992


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Eric Sevareid

Biography:Eric Sevareid (November 26, 1912 - July 9, 1992) was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents—dubbed "Murrow's boys"—because they were hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow.

Sevareid was a child of the American Plains. He was born in Velva, North Dakota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1935.

Sevareid's first publication, the book Canoeing with the Cree, was the result of a canoe trip, underwritten by the Minneapolis Star, that he made with his friend Walter Port upon their graduation, in 1930, from high school in Minneapolis. After paddling up the Minnesota River and its tributary, the Little Minnesota River, to its source near Browns Valley, Minnesota, they portaged to the Red River of the North, taking that to Lake Winnipeg, then down God's River, Nelson River, and Hayes River to Hudson Bay, a trip of 2,250 miles. The book is still in print. He would write about the Plains influence on him in his early memoir "Not So Wild A Dream"(1946), which covers life in Velva, his family, the Hudson Bay trip, hitchhiking around the USA, mining in the Sierra Nevada, the Great Depression years, his early journalism and especially his experiences in World War II. This book is also in print.

Prior to joining CBS, Sevareid worked for the Minneapolis Journal and the Paris Herald Tribune (later name International Herald Tribune). During World War II, he broadcast the fall of Paris to the Germans, moving to London thereafter. In 1943, Sevareid was on board a plane that crashed in the jungles of southeast Asia. He helped to lead passengers and crew to safety.

After the war, Sevareid wrote for radio and television from Washington and he also presented documentaries. His "think-pieces"—really editorials and analysis—became a CBS Evening News staple until he retired in 1977. Those pieces made Sevareid a familiar face to millions of viewers around the world. Eric also portrayed himself in the movie, The Right Stuff. Eric Sevareid is a recipient of the state of North Dakota's Roughrider Award.

Eric Sevareid died of stomach cancer on July 9, 1992, aged 79.

Chinese Horoscope for Eric Sevareid
Includes characteristics and Vices
Eric Sevareid's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1912 - February 05, 1913
Birthday: November 26, 1912

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Eric Sevareid's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: November 26, 1912

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Eric Sevareid's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: November 26, 2017

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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