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Katznelson was one the intellectual founders of Labor Zionism, instrumental to the establishment of… [More] the modern State of Israel, and the editor of Davar, the first daily newspaper of the workers’ movement. Together with his cousin, Yitzhak Tabenkin, Katznelson was also one of the founding fathers of the Israeli workers’ union, the Histadrut. [Less]
1919: Edwin Newman
Newman was a Jewish-American newscaster, journalist and author. After beginning his career with the… [More] wire services and serving in the US Navy during World War II, Newman worked in radio for CBS News. He is known for a 23-year career in television news with the National Broadcasting Company, from 1961 to 1984. Newman specialized in reporting breaking news; in 1963, he made the first announcement on NBC Radio of President John F. Kennedy’s death. He anchored the television coverage of the 1967 Six-Day Arab-Israeli War, the 1968 assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy and the 1973 Vietnam ceasefire. In 1981, immediately after the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, he was chosen to anchor NBC’s television coverage until full news teams were mustered. Newman was the only journalist to interview Emperor Hirohito (Emperor Shōwa) of Japan. [Less]
1975: Mia Kirshner
Kirshner, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, is a Jewish-Canadian actress and social… [More] activist who works in movies and television series. She is best known for her role as Jenny Schecter on the cable TV series The L Word (2004–2009), and for her recurring guest role as Mandy on the TV series 24 (2001-2005). [Less]