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George Lewis

George Lewis is one of NBC News' most honored correspondents. The winner of three Emmys, the George Foster Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards, he is no stranger to world crises.

In 1989, Lewis was present in China for the revolt in Tiananmen Square and the revolution in Romania. During his career with NBC News, he has also covered wars and revolutions in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Most recently, Lewis has been reporting on stories from his base in Los Angeles. His current assignment includes coverage of the revolution in information technology.

He was part of the NBC team that covered Operation Desert Storm, spending nine weeks in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. Lewis was also present in Iran during the early days of the 444-day hostage crisis in 1979, and in Lebanon for the 1982 Israeli invasion.

His major domestic assignments have included covering the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials and the Los Angeles and Atlanta Olympics.

Lewis began his career with NBC News as a war correspondent in Vietnam in 1970. He spent a year and a half there, returning in 1975 to cover the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese. He's been back four times since the end of the war to report on the legacy of Vietnam.

In more peaceful times, Lewis has done stints in NBC's Washington, Los Angeles, Houston and London bureaus.

In December 1993, Lewis was the correspondent on "Almost 2001," an innovative five-part series that aired on "NBC Nightly News." During that week, viewers were encouraged to write to NBC News using Internet e-mail, resulting in thousands of worldwide responses. The series marked the beginning of interactive electronic exchanges between viewers and television networks.

 

 

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