Company: Public Broadcasting Service
Location: New York, New York, United States
Robert MacNeil, Host of “America at a Crossroads” on PBS, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in broadcasting.
With nearly 70 years of professional experience, Mr. MacNeil has been the host of “America at a Crossroads” on PBS since 2006, having been the host of “Do You Speak American” in 2003 as well as “The Story of English” in 1986. He was previously the executive editor and co-anchor of “The MacNeil-Lehrer Report” on WNET-TV from 1975 to 1995 and the “MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour” on PBS from 1983 to 1995. In addition, Mr. MacNeil has served as a senior correspondent for the National Public Affairs Center for TV from 1971 to 1973, as a correspondent for the BBC from 1967 to 1971 and 1973 to 1975, and as a correspondent for NBC from 1960 to 1967.
From 1955 to 1960, Mr. MacNeil was the subeditor to the filing editor at the Reuters News Agency, and from 1952 to 1954 he served as an announcer and news writer for CFRA. Earlier in his career, he was an announcer for CJCH from 1951 to 1952 and he was a radio and television announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Company from 1954 to 1955, having been a radio actor with the organization from 1950 to 1952. Mr. MacNeil holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, and he has completed coursework at Dalhousie University, Ashbury College and the Rothesay Collegiate School.
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