Forrest Sawyer

Anchor and contributor to NBC's "The News with Brian Williams" and "Dateline NBC"


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Current Events, Media


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Veteran journalist Forrest Sawyer provides his unique perspective on the dramatic changes our country and our world have experiencedin the last twelve months. In his three decades working for broadcast and cable news networks, hehad traveled to virtually every continent as an anchor, contributor and investigative journalist reporting on many of the critical events that have shaped our lives. Sawyer played in integral role in NBC's coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign and election. During the ciris in the Persian Gulf, he spent eight months in the Middle East -- from the early days of the confrontation through the aftermath in Kurdestan -- reporting from Iraq, Kuwit, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt and Jordan. He led network coverage of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the 1991 attempted coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and the Oklahoma City bombing tragedy. His numerous primetime documentaries included the highly acclaimed broadcast that reunited American and North Vietnamese survivors of the bloody Vietnam War battle of Ia Drang Valley. Currently, Sawyer is an anchor and contributor to NBC News programs including "The News with Brian Williams" and "Dateline NBC." He also contributes to the 24-hour cable news network MSNBC and special programs for the Discovery Channel. Previously, Sawyer worked for eleven years as an anchor and contributor to ABC News programs, including "Nightline," "Day One" and "World News Tonight." Sawyer has received numerous honors during his career, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, five National Emmy Awards, and two Edward R. Murrow Awards. MOST REQUESTED PROGRAMS A Changed World, the Economic Recovery, and the Rebuilding of the American Workplace: A Journalist's Perspective

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