And that’s the way it was: March 5, 1957

Broadcast journalist Ray Suarez is born in Brooklyn, NY

Happy birthday to Ray Suarez, one of the best known faces and voices of American public media in the last three decades. Suarez is currently a senior correspondent and co-anchor of PBS’s The NewsHour. Before joining that program, Suarez hosted NPR’s national call-in show, Talk of the Nation, from 1993-1999. He’s also the host of America Abroad, a monthly documentary radio show produced by Public Radio International.

Here is a relatively recent interview with Suarez about his career and the current state of journalism:

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