Nightly News   |  October 24, 2011

CBS News correspondent dies at 86

CBS News correspondent, Robert Pierpoint, died Saturday at the age of 86. He was a 40-year veteran of CBS News, and a World War II veteran.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And the great Robert Pierpoint has died. He was a 40 year veteran of CBS News . He, himself, was a World War II vet who went to cover the Korean War and reported on six American presidents from Eisenhower to Carter. He's shown here talking to LBJ on Air Force One . But if he's remembered for any one photo, this would be the one. He had plans to play tennis one day with Nixon 's press secretary, then duty called. Thankfully the viewing audience at home on TV was spared those legs, but the photo became a big part of his life, and his daughter says he'll be buried in tennis shorts, sneakers and a sport coat as a result. Robert Pierpoint was 86 years old.