Tribute to Marty Plissner ’42 on CBS News

Marty Plissner (Park School class of 1942), who helped shape modern election coverage as the longtime political director for CBS News, died Thursday at the age of 87.

Plissner covered every presidential campaign for CBS News from 1964 through 1996, pioneering the use of exit polling and famously coining the term “too close to call.” He was known for his extensive political knowledge, his commitment to the truth, and his passion and humor.

The following on-air tribute was broadcast on February 6, 2014:

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