In 1968 he John Chancellor Frank McGee and Sander Vanocur (dubbed "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse") were fitted with state-of-the-art backpacks enabling them to roam the convention floor and conduct live interviews with delegates
Newman specialized in reporting breaking news; in 1963 he made the first announcement on NBC Radio of President John F. He died of pneumonia in Oxford on August 13 2010. The 1976 debate between incumbent Gerald Ford and Georgia governor Jimmy Carter was the first presidential debate since 1960 and was marred by a 27-minute loss of audio (during which the candidates stood silently by their lecterns).
He is known for a 23-year career in television news with the National Broadcasting Company from 1961 to 1984. After beginning his career with the wire services and serving in the U. S.