Marty Plissner

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Marty Plissner
Martin Plissner

DiedFebruary 6, 2014 (aged 87)
Alma materYale University
OccupationPolitical commentator
Years active1964-1996
EmployerCBS News
Spouse(s)Susan Morrison (his death)

Martin Plissner (1926 – February 6, 2014) was an American political commentator. He worked for CBS News from 1964 until his retirement in 1996.[1] He first began his job during the United States presidential election, 1964 during Robert F. Kennedy's campaign. He was known for first using the phrase "too close to call".[2]

Plissner was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York City.[1] He studied at Yale University. Plissner served in the United States Navy during World War II.[1] He was married to Susan Morrison until his death. They had two daughters.[2] He had one son from a last marriage.[2] Plissner lived in Washington, D.C..

Plissner died on February 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. from lung cancer, aged 87.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Longtime CBS News political director, Marty Plissner, dies at 87". CBS February 7, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Marty Plissner, Veteran CBS Political Sage, Dies". ABC February 7, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2014.

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