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DONALD MCNEILL

Newfoundland & St Peter's 1958 (10 November 1934 - 27 June 2015)

At Oxford, McNeill played basketball for an unofficial team he started.

While in the United Kingdom, he worked for the Daily Mail. After returning home to Canada, McNeill began working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He was the CBC's correspondent in Washington, D.C. and worked for Newsmagazine. He reported on the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, and the Iranian Revolution for the CBC. McNeill later moved to the United States, where he worked for CBS News until 1987. He was the CBS News correspondent in Moscow. He later worked for Christian Science Monitor Television.

He got a Rhodes Scholarship in 1958 and a Nieman Fellowship in 1981. In 1984, he won the George Polk Award for Network Television Reporting for his "unusual glimpses of Soviet life". He was nominated for the 1988 News & Documentary Emmy Award for "Outstanding Interview/Interviewers - For Programs" as a producer and correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor Reports. He won the 1990 News and Documentary Emmy Award for "Outstanding Informational, Cultural or Historical Programming (segments)" as a correspondent of a World Monitor segment on the Soviet Union.

He was a journalism teacher at Boston University.