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Marty Plissner
Born
Martin Plissner

1926
Died February 6, 2014 (aged 87)
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Political commentator
Years active 1964-1996
Employer CBS News
Spouse(s) Susan Morrison (his death)
Children 3

Martin Plissner (1926 – February 6, 2014) was an American political commentator. He worked for CBS News from 1964 until his retirement in 1996. He first began his job during the United States presidential election, 1964 during Robert F. Kennedy's campaign. He was known for first using the phrase "too close to call".

Plissner was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York City. He studied at Yale University. Plissner served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was married to Susan Morrison until his death. They had two daughters. He had one son from a last marriage. Plissner lived in Washington, D.C..

Plissner died on February 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. from lung cancer, aged 87.


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