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Sir Alistair Burnet Dies

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Sir Alistair Burnet Dies

Sir Alastair Burnet dies at 84
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Veteran newsreader Sir Alastair Burnet, best known for fronting ITV's News At Ten, has died aged 84.

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The broadcaster presented his last news bulletin in August 1991, after retiring at the age of 63.

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Along with Andrew Gardner, he presented the first episode of ITN's News at Ten on 3 July 1967.

From what I remember he had an air of authority like the Dimblebys.

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Re: Sir Alistair Burnet Dies

He was a great broadcaster and writer and judging by some of the tributes he was also a very nice individual.
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Re: Sir Alistair Burnet Dies

Very sad, he was an excellent broadcaster who spoke in clear English and had a good knowledge of the subject he was talking about.
One of the best broadcasters we have had or are likely to have in the future.