Dean reported on the Invasion of Grenada, the Falklands War and Cuba from the early days of the Castro regime up to the present. He reported on Iran during the hostage crisis, from Somalia during the U.S. intervention, the turmoil in Israel and the Palestinian Territory and the military action in Kosovo involving U. S. Marines. He covered Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, the NATO air attacks in Belgrade, the terror bomb blast on the USS Cole bombing in Yemen, the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi and the U.S. retaliation in Sudan, as well as the first terrorist attacks on World Trade Center in 1993.
Dean is the author of two books and writer and director of American Medevac, a documentary which reconnects medevac crew members with some of the service members they had rescued during the Vietnam War.
Morton Dean Dubitsky
August 22, 1935
Dean was born on August 22, 1935 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Dubitsky and Celia (Schwartz) Dubitsky. He attended B.M.C. Durfee High School in Fall River. In 1983, the television studio and publications center at the high school was named the Morton Dean Television Studio in his honor and in 2011, Dean was presented the key to the city of Fall River by former mayor Willian Flanagan.
In 1957, he earned a bachelor's degree in English from Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson, he was captain of the basketball team and president of his fraternity, Alpha Pi Theta. In 1977, he received a Doctor of law, honorary degree from his alma mater.
Dean began his career in 1957 as a reporter and later news director at Westchester County, New York radio station WVIP which became the flagship station for the Herald Tribune Radio Network, a group of suburban AM and FM stations in New York State. In 1960, Dean was program director of WVOX New Rochelle. From 1961 to 1964, he was a reporter for the radio station WBZ in Boston. In 1962, he won a UPI Broadcasters Association of Massachusetts Award.
In 1971, during a six-month assignment in Vietnam for CBS Evening News, Dean covered a combat medevac mission under fire. With cameraman Greg Cooke, they filmed a seven-minute segment that aired four days later on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.
A feature article about the medevac rescues during the Vietnam War and his experience as a news correspondent flying on these missions, was published in Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine. In 2015, Dean and Cooke inspired by the memory of those events in 1971 produced and directed a documentary, American Medevac, which reunites the medevac crew with some of the service members they had rescued in 1971.
In late 1975, Dean was named anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News, and later in 1976, moved to the CBS Sunday Evening News until 1984. He also anchored weekday afternoon and evening editions of the 90-second Newsbreak updates.
At CBS, Dean reported on the Iran hostage crisis in 1980, the Space Shuttle Columbia missions, the Salvadoran Civil War in 1982, the U.S. Invasion of Grenada in 1983 and the Falklands War in 1982.
Starting in early 1985, Dean anchored the Independent Network News newscast for about three years.
In 1992, from Mogadishu, Somalia during the Somali Civil War and Operation Provide Relief, Dean reported on the first American casualties and former U. S. President George H. W. Bush’s visit to the area.
In 1993, Dean was lead reporter on the first World Trade Center bombing by terrorists. Dean was the first and only newsperson to see and report from inside the garage where the truck bomb detonated and later covered the investigation into the attack.
In 1993, Dean became the news anchor on ABC’s "Good Morning America” and presented the newscasts on the morning show until 1996.
He traveled to Nairobi to cover the 1998 United States embassy bombings and went to Sudan to cover, Operation Infinite Reach in August 1998 which sent cruise missile strikes on al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan and a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan in retaliation for the American embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
He reported and hosted a monthly 60-minute cable network science show and occasionally appeared on National Public Radio "Morning Edition” commenting on politics and terrorism.
Dean is a freelance writer, occasionally writing on subjects of personal interest, including stories about the Boston Red Sox  and his latest journey to Cuba, 50 years after his 1959 interview with Fidel Castro.
He is a member of the Vietnam War Commemoration Commission created by Presidential proclamation whose goal is to embrace those who served during the Vietnam era and also does pro bono work for Autism Speaks, the world largest autism awareness organization.
In 1962, he won a UPI Broadcasters Association of Massachusetts Award for aiding in the capture of a murder suspect.
In 1976, Dean was part of the CBS News team that the Overseas Press Club, New York awarded the Radio Interpretation Award for Journalistic Achievement for "America in Vietnam".
In 1981 at CBS News Sunday Morning, he received an Outstanding Documentary Program Emmy for "Louis is 13".
Dean was nominated for a national Emmy Award for his reporting the gun battle in Kosovo involving U. S. Marines who were pinned down by snipers.
Morton Dean is the only recipient of an honorary degree from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College.
Dean's clowning career began on a lark after he finished a story on the women of the circus for CBS Sunday Morning. While thanking the public relations people for their help, one said, "Anything we can do for you, just let us know." He nodded and left. He took the elevator down, then he took it right back up again and said, "I'd like to try to be a clown.
"I try to get as much background and history as I can, says Dean. "I try to find my own sources. I try to make an extra phone call. One way or another I try to find a nugget of information that might give me an edge."
"I’ve made a career out of asking dumb questions. I mean, that’s our job—not to prove how smart we are but to elicit answers, and I think you sometimes have to ask what appears to be a dumb question. I am not out there to impress the audience that I have brilliant questions all the time. I am old-fashioned enough to believe that the idea is to get some news at the other end of the question." 
"I think that is the most difficult part of this business—covering a breaking story live…You are often out there ‘naked’ and you have to resist the pressure to give information that you’re not certain of and to give your own personal thoughts as opposed to what’s really going on." 
2000 Today was an internationally broadcast television special commemorating the beginning of the Year 2000. This program included New Year's Eve celebrations, musical performances, and other features from participating nations.
Most international broadcasts such as Olympic Games coverage originate from a limited area for worldwide distribution. 2000 Today was rare in that its live and taped programming originated from member countries and represented all continents.
Up to 5,000 staff worked on 2000 Today, 1,500 of them in BBC Television Centre in West London, where all eight television studios were used during the 28-hour broadcast. 2000 Today had a worldwide audience of 800 million people, with an audience of 12.6 million people on the BBC alone. 2000 Today is estimated to have cost $6 million to produce and broadcast.
2000 Today was nominated for "Best Visual Effects and Graphic Design" at the 2000 British Academy Television Craft Awards.60 Minutes
60 Minutes is an American news magazine and television program that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from other news programs by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked #6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and in 2013, it was ranked #24 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time. The New York Times has called it "one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television".Season 50 debuted on September 24, 2017. It has been renewed for a record 51st.ABC 2000 Today
ABC 2000 Today was ABC News' coverage of New Year's Eve celebrations around the world from December 31, 1999, into January 1, 2000, as part of the 2000 Today programming in the United States. Peter Jennings anchored the 23 hours and 10 minutes of broadcast from Times Square Studios in Manhattan, New York. ABC temporarily converted the Good Morning America marquee broadcast studio into a type of "millennium command center" that included a desk, where a standing Jennings spent most of his time, two lounge chairs, where Jennings would interview guests, a large screen with a time-zone included map of the world, a wall of clocks, and a makeshift newsroom where ABC News staffers would follow the latest developments.ABC News
ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight with David Muir; other programs include morning news-talk show Good Morning America, newsmagazine series Nightline, Primetime and 20/20, and Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos.American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame
The American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame award honors deceased philatelists who have contributed significantly to the field of national and/or international philately.B.M.C. Durfee High School
B.M.C. Durfee High School is a public high school located in the city of Fall River, Massachusetts. It is a part of Fall River Public Schools and is the city's main public high school, the other being Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. Durfee is one of the biggest high schools in Massachusetts, and is also the 4th biggest high school in Southeastern Massachusetts behind Brockton, Taunton and New Bedford. These three high schools make up the Big Three League, the conference in which all their athletic teams compete.Bill Jorgensen
Bill Jorgensen (born 1927) was the founding and longtime anchor of New York City's WNEW-TV's (now WNYW Fox 5) Ten O'Clock News from its inception on March 13, 1967 until he left in the spring of 1979 Jorgensen moved to WPIX-TV, also in New York City, where he anchored the news until his retirement in 1987.CBS News
CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS. The president of CBS News is David Rhodes. On January 6, 2019, Susan Zirinsky was named President of CBS News, replacing David Rhodes. Rhodes will be leaving on March 1, 2019, and "will step down as president of CBS News amid falling ratings and the fallout from revelations from an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against CBS News figures, Rhodes and the CBS network said." Zirinsky will become the first female President of CBS News.CBS News' broadcasts include the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, news magazine programs CBS Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, and Sunday morning political affairs program Face the Nation. CBS News Radio produces hourly newscasts for hundreds of radio stations, and also oversees CBS News podcasts like The Takeout Podcast. CBS News also operates a 24-hour digital news network called CBSN.Dan Rather
Dan Irvin Rather Jr. (; born October 31, 1931) is an American journalist. Rather began his career in Texas and was on the scene of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas in 1963. His reporting elevated his position in CBS News, where he was White House correspondent beginning in 1964. He served as foreign correspondent in London and Vietnam over the next two years before returning to the White House correspondent position, covering the Nixon presidency, including the trip to China, Watergate scandal and ultimate resignation.
When Walter Cronkite retired in 1981, Rather was promoted to news anchor for the CBS Evening News, a role he occupied for 24 years. Along with Peter Jennings at ABC News and Tom Brokaw at NBC News, Rather was one of the "Big Three" nightly news anchors in the U.S. from the 1980s through the early 2000s. He also frequently contributed to CBS's weekly news magazine 60 Minutes. Within a year of Brokaw's retirement and Jennings' death, Rather also left the anchor desk following a controversy in which he presented unauthenticated documents in a news report on President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard. Though it is questionable if the documents could have ever been authenticated. Considering the originals were destroyed. Rather left CBS Evening News in 2005. He continued to work with CBS until 2006, when he left the network after 44 years amid a controversy surrounding forged documents that had been reported on-air as authentic.After leaving CBS News, he was hired by the cable channel AXS TV (then called HDNet), where he hosted Dan Rather Reports, a 60 Minutes-style investigative news program, until 2013. He also hosts several other projects for AXS TV, including Dan Rather Presents, which does in-depth reporting on broad topics such as mental health care or adoption, and The Big Interview with Dan Rather, which features Rather conducting long-form interviews with musicians and entertainers. In January, 2018 he began hosting an online newscast called The News with Dan Rather on The Young Turks YouTube channel.Good Morning America
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993. The Sunday edition was canceled in 1999; weekend editions returned on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all U.S. time zones (live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere across the country). The Saturday and Sunday editions are one hour long and are transmitted to ABC's stations live at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, although stations in some markets air them at different times. Viewers in the Pacific Time Zone receive an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now.
The program features news, interviews, weather forecasts, special-interest stories, and feature segments such as "Pop News" (featuring pop culture and entertainment news, and viral videos), the "GMA Heat Index" (featuring a mix of entertainment, lifestyle and human-interest stories) and "Play of the Day" (featuring a selected viral video or television program clip). It is produced by ABC News and broadcasts from the Times Square Studios in New York City's Times Square district. The primary anchors are Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan alongside news anchor Amy Robach, entertainment anchor Lara Spencer and weather anchor Ginger Zee.
Good Morning America has been the most watched morning show in total viewers and key demos each year since Summer 2012. GMA generally placed second in the ratings, behind NBC's Today from 1995 to 2012. It overtook its rival for a period from the early to mid-1980s with anchors David Hartman and Joan Lunden, from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s with Charles Gibson and Lunden, and in April 2012 with Roberts and Stephanopoulos.
Good Morning America won the first three Daytime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Morning Program", sharing the inaugural 2007 award with Today and winning the 2008 and 2009 awards outright.Hugh McLellan Southgate
Hugh McLellan Southgate (September 3, 1871 – October 23, 1940), of Washington, D.C., was an avid stamp collector, active in the Washington area as well as on the national level.Independent Network News (TV program)
The Independent Network News (INN) (later retitled INN: The Independent News and USA Tonight) is an American syndicated television news program that ran from June 9, 1980 to June 1990. The program aired seven nights a week on various independent stations across the United States and was designed to serve those stations in the same manner that the "Big Three" network news programs – ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and the CBS Evening News – served their affiliates.Lance Shilton
Lancelot Rupert Shilton AM (30 December 1921 – 12 March 1998) was an Australian Anglican prelate, rising to become Dean of Sydney from 1973 until 1988.
He was born in late 1921 in Elsternwick, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne, and educated at the University of Melbourne and ordained in 1950. His first post was as a curate at Hawthorn. Then he was the incumbent at Carlton from 1951 to 1954. After this he was at the University of London for two years completing a B.D. From 1957 to 1973 he was the Rector of Holy Trinity, Adelaide.In 1985 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). He died on 12 March 1998.List of Jewish American journalists
This is a list of famous journalists who have some Jewish heritage. For other famous Jewish Americans, see Lists of Jewish Americans.
Jill Abramson — journalist and former executive editor of The New York Times
Martin Agronsky — reporter and host of Agronsky & Company
Kate Bolduan (convert) — CNN
Bonnie Bernstein — sports journalist
Carl Bernstein — investigative reporter for The Washington Post, uncovered Watergate with Bob Woodward
Wolf Blitzer — journalist and anchor for CNN
David Brooks — columnist, The New York Times
Benyamin Cohen — founder of Jewsweek and American Jewish Life Magazine
Katie Couric — journalist who currently serves as Yahoo! Global News Anchor. She has worked with all Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career was an Assignment Editor for CNN
Benjamin De Casseres — early 20th-century journalist, critic and individualist anarchist
Morton Dean — CBS News reporter
Matt Drudge — founder of the Drudge Report
Giselle Fernández — host of Access Hollywood
Thomas Friedman — columnist, The New York Times
Bob Garfield — NPR and ABC News journalist, columnist, and author
Brooke Gladstone — Peabody Award-winning NPR journalist and author
Hadas Gold — CNN
Bernard Goldberg — CBS News reporter
Jeffrey Goldberg (1965–) — journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of the book Prisoners
Jonah Goldberg — columnist, commentator and Senior Editor of National Review
Linda Greenhouse — Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times
Roy Gutman — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist best known for his coverage of the war in the former Yugoslavia
David Halberstam — Vietnam War correspondent
Seymour Hersh — investigative journalist, uncovered My Lai massacre
Christopher Hitchens (1949 – 2011) — literary critic and political activist
Eliana Johnson - Washington Editor for National Review
John King — CNN
Larry King — RT America and former CNN host
Ted Koppel — journalist for Nightline
Charles Krauthammer — columnist and commentator for Fox News and The Washington Post
Paul Krugman — Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist, The New York Times
Franz Lidz — Sports Illustrated, Smithsonian
Dave Marash — former Washington-based anchor for Al Jazeera English
Suzy Menkes — fashion journalist
Edwin Newman — NBC News journalist, Broadway critic, author
Daniel Pearl (1963–2002) — murdered foreign correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
Nathan Rabin — music and pop culture journalist
Frank Rich — columnist, New York (magazine)New York magazine
Geraldo Rivera — investigative television journalist and host, now with Fox News
Steven V. Roberts — Washington pundit and U.S. News and World Report contributor
Lester Rodney — journalist who helped break down the color barrier in baseball
William Safire — columnist, The New York Times
Daniel Schorr (1916–2010) — journalist who covered the world for more than 60 years, last as a senior news analyst for NPR
George Seldes — World War I correspondent, post-war international reporter and media critic
Gene Shalit — film critic
David Shuster — television journalist; former anchor for MSNBC; worked for Fox News, CNN, Current TV, and Al Jazeera America
Joel Siegel — film critic
Ron Suskind - Pulitzer Prize winning author (One Percent Doctrine, The Price of Loyalty, Confidence Men...) and journalist
Joel Stein — columnist, Los Angeles Times
Gloria Steinem — feminist editor and writer, founder of Ms. magazine
I. F. Stone — left-wing Washington correspondent and investigative journalist, NY Post, PM, The Nation and I.F. Stone's Weekly
Jake Tapper — CNN anchor and correspondent
Mike Wallace (1918–2012) — journalist, 60 Minutes correspondent
Barbara Walters (1929–) — media personality, a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), evening news magazines (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News, as the first female evening news anchor
Miriam Weiner – Jewish genealogist who wrote syndicated "Roots and Branches" column that was published in 100+ Jewish newspapers and periodicals
Marco Werman — radio journalist and host of PRI's The World
Walter Winchell — investigative broadcast journalist and gossip columnist
Michael Wolff — journalist/columnist, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter
Gideon Yago — MTV reporterList of Mount Everest guides
Mount Everest guides are people who help people to climb Mount Everest in the Himalayas.
Guides can, for example, set fixed lines of rope for others to use, organize rescues in times of trouble, or use communication tools to call in helicopter evacuations. Another job on Mount Everest is as an "icefall doctor" using ladders and ropes to make a path across the Khumbu Icefall, which guides might do themselves or delegate to others. Guides, especially if they are guiding for a mountaineering or adventure company, often call the people they help up "clients".Another task on Everest is helping people with medical problems, although the work can be dangerous. When potentially deadly health conditions strike, the guides can sometimes lose their clients or abort the climb. One mother of two died after developing a health problem at the Everest base camp.Mount Everest guides assist climbers on what are called "guided" climbs, and guided ascent can cost double an unguided one. Many climbers in more recent times are unguided but can get some support from a Sherpa, which, though more similar to an Alpinist porter, is much cheaper and also called a guide. The term guide can mean something along the lines of an assistant all the way to a World-famous mountaineer.Morton Dean Joyce
Morton Dean Joyce (1900–1989), of New York City, was a philatelist who specialized in the collection of United States revenue stamps and became known by his philatelic friends as the "Dean of United States revenue collectors."Pat Harper
Patricia "Pat" Harper (1935 – April 3, 1994) was an American television news anchor and reporter, and a fixture for nearly two decades on two New York City television stations. In 1975, she became the first woman to anchor a television news program in New York.Harper, who grew up in New York, worked at TV stations in Chicago and Philadelphia before making history as the first female news anchor in New York when she joined WPIX in 1975.
She was initially paired at the anchor desk with her then husband, Joe Harper (reporter), who had anchored the station's nightly newscast since 1973.
Despite a major advertising push, the ratings for Action News remained way behind The 10 O'Clock News on WNEW-TV, and the on-air pairing ended in early 1976, by which time they had been divorced in their private life. Joe Harper summarily retired from broadcasting after his run on WPIX ended (he died in 1983). In 1977, Pat returned to the anchor desk after an overhauling of Action News and the addition of a 7:30 P.M. edition, in addition to the already existing 10 P.M. newscast. Her co-anchor for most of the rest of her run at channel 11 was Steve Bosh, formerly of WCBS-TV.
Beginning in 1979, she was paired on the 10 P.M. edition with Bill Jorgensen, who had just left WNEW-TV. In 1980, Harper, Jorgensen and Bosh were named anchors of a new, nationally syndicated newscast called Independent Network News; with that, Pat became the first female co-anchor of a national news broadcast.
Following Jorgensen's retirement from the station in 1983, and Bosh's departure in 1984, her co-anchors would include Brad Holbrook and former CBS News reporter/anchor Morton Dean. During her run with WPIX, the station took home two Emmy Awards for outstanding local news coverage, in 1979 and again in 1983.
In 1985, Harper left WPIX for WNBC-TV, where she replaced John Hambrick as Chuck Scarborough's co-anchor on the 6 P.M. edition of News 4 New York. In her years with channel 4, the station won five consecutive Emmy Awards for best local newscast. Harper herself won an Emmy for a special report in which she spent a week on the streets of New York as a homeless bag lady, as part of a look at the homeless problem that was then plaguing the city.After Harper's run on WNBC ended in April 1991, she retired from the news business and moved to Capileira, Spain. She died there three years later of a heart attack at age 59. She was survived by three children and several grandchildren.Ridgefield, Connecticut
Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Situated in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the 300-year-old community had a population of 24,638 at the 2010 census. The town center, which was formerly a borough, is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place.Thomas Corsan Morton
Thomas Corsan Morton (1859–1928) was a Scottish artist, known as one of the Glasgow Boys.