Former ‘Today’ Anchorman Dies At 79

Frank Blair, an anchorman on NBC’s “Today” show for 22 years, died at his home Tuesday at 79.

The cause of death was not disclosed.

He died 20 years to the day when he gave his last newscast on “Today.” He anchored the news desk from 1953 to 1975.

He joined “Today” in 1952 as a Washington-based correspondent covering the White House and the Capitol.

He moved to Hilton Head in 1975.

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