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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 12, 1998|
|Born:||October 23, 1948||Cause of Death:||car accident|
|Birth Place:||Atlanta, Georgia, USA||Profession:||Misc. Crew ... correspondent news anchor|
CNN national correspondent John Holliman joined the network in 1980 as part of its original news team and two years later was the first correspondent selected for the news channel's Washington bureau. Before joining CNN, Holliman he worked in news radio, holding reporter and anchor positions at Metromedia Radio. In 1974, he was named agricultural editor as well as correspondent for the Associated Press Radio Network. Always highly regarded by his journalistic peers, the reporter had impressive turns on CNN covering the US space program and China's infamous 1989 Tiananmen Square student protest. Fame and critical acclaim came his way as a result of his reporting from Baghdad during the outbreak of the Persian Gulf war in 1991. While displaying exceptional courage by covering the bombings on the scene, Holliman brought a more human element to the story, uttering an awe-inspired "Holy cow!" as bombs and fire rained out of the sky. He was set to helm CNN's coverage of original astronaut John Glenn's return to space in October 1998, co-anchoring with the legendary Walter Cronkite, but he died tragically in a car crash near his suburban Atlanta home just weeks before the scheduled launch.
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