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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
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Koppel says he kept 'Argo' story quiet

Koppel says he kept 'Argo' story quiet

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Broadcast journalist Ted Koppel says he was aware of the events portrayed in the film "Argo" as they were unfolding in Iran in 1979, but kept the story quiet.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
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Natalie Morales joins 'Rock Center'

Natalie Morales joins 'Rock Center'

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- "Today" news anchor Natalie Morales has signed on as a correspondent for "Rock Center with Brian Williams" in New York, NBC News said Tuesday.
Koppel to be special correspondent for 'Rock Center'

Koppel to be special correspondent for 'Rock Center'

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Veteran broadcast journalist Ted Koppel is to serve as special correspondent for the new U.S. program "Rock Center with Brian Williams," NBC said.
Ted Koppel mourns the loss of son, Andrew

Ted Koppel mourns the loss of son, Andrew

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- Veteran newsman Ted Koppel says he and his wife will mourn for the rest of their lives the sudden death of their son, Andrew, this week.
Ted Koppel's son Andrew dead at 40

Ted Koppel's son Andrew dead at 40

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Andrew Koppel, the 40-year-old son of TV newsman Ted Koppel, was found dead in a Manhattan apartment, law-enforcement sources told the New York Post.

Journalist Sievrers loses cancer fight

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Tributes poured into the National Public Radio Web site Monday for Leroy Sievers, the veteran journalist who reported on his own losing battle with cancer.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 8, 2008.
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Ted Koppel to receive achievement Emmy

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Ted Koppel, whose coverage of the 1980 Iranian hostage crisis evolved into the U.S. late-night fixture "Nightline," will receive a lifetime achievement Emmy.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007.
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Ted Koppel hosts cable special on Iran

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. reporter Ted Koppel will host a special on the current diplomatic crisis with Iran that will air next month on the Discovery Channel.

ABC's 'Nightline' moving from Times Square

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- ABC's "Nightline" is moving from its New York midtown studio to ABC's Upper West Side headquarters after less than a year in Times Square.

Koppel makes jump to Discovery

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- Ted Koppel is set to return to U.S. TV after leaving ABC's "Nightline," with a new one-hour special on the Discovery Times Channel.
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Ted Koppel
NYP2002012903 - NEW YORK, Jan. 28, (UPI) -- Nobel prize winner Elie Wiesel, left, poses with TV journalist Ted Koppel who received the Fred Friendly Award for Excellence in Television Journalism at the Amnesty International USA's 5th Annual Media Spotlight Awards on Jan. 28, 2002 in New York. cc/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Edward James "Ted" Koppel (born February 8, 1940) is an American broadcast journalist, best known as the anchor for Nightline from the program's inception in 1980 until his retirement in late 2005. After leaving Nightline, Koppel worked as managing editor for the Discovery Channel before resigning in 2008. Koppel is currently a senior news analyst for National Public Radio and the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Koppel, an only child, was born in Nelson, Lancashire, England, after his German Jewish parents fled Germany due to the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazism. Koppel, at 13, immigrated to the United States in 1953 with his family. His mother, Alice, was a singer and pianist, and his father, Edwin, was a tire factory owner. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and from Stanford University with a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communications Research and Political Science. Koppel returns to Syracuse University regularly as a guest speaker. He was a member of the student-run WAER and keeps in touch with the student media at Syracuse. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

In 1963, he became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and married Grace Anne Dorney.

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