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Selwyn Raab -- b.6/26/1934 N.S.
Journalist, Editor
Misc: former investigative reporter for The New York Times, NBC News

Solomon J. Rabinowitz -- b.2/18/1859 Ju-1 or 3/2/1859 N.S. d.5/13/1916 (57)
Author, Playwright, Historian, Russian
Names/Places: aka:Sholem Aleichem

Jorge Ramos -- b.3/16/1958 N.S.
Journalist, TV Host, Mexican
TV Shows: Noticiero Univision, Al Punto, America

William M. J. Rankine -- b.7/5/1820 d.12/24/1872 (52)
Engineer, Physicist, Publisher, Scotish

Frederic Raphael -- b.8/14/1931
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Journalist, Biographer, British
Movie Titles: Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two for the Road, Far from the Madding Crowd

Bryson Rash -- b.??/??/1914 d.11/10/1992 (79)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Radio Actor

A. H. Raskin -- b.4/26/1911 d.12/22/1993 (82)
Editor, Columnist, Canadian
Misc: New York Times

Dan Rather -- b.10/31/1931
Baptist, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wharton, TX
Misc: What's the frequency Kenneth?, Courage!
TV Shows: CBS Evening News (1981-2005), 60 Minutes (1975-81), 48 Hours, 60 Minutes II

Henry Raymond -- b.1/24/1820 d.6/18/1869 (49)
Journalist, Politician
Misc: co-founded the New York Times with George Jones

Ron Reagan Jr. -- b.5/20/1958
Writer, Journalist, Actor, TV Talk Show Host, Radio Talk Show Host, Ballet Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; FN:Ronald Prescott Reagan; Ronald's son
TV Shows: Good Morning America

Harry Reasoner -- b.4/17/1923 d.8/6/1991 (68)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Dakota City, Ia
Misc: 4x Emmy
TV Shows: 60 Minutes (first co-editor 1968-1970, 1978-1991), CBS News, ABC News

Ishmael Reed -- b.2/22/1938
Writer, Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Essayist, Poet, Publisher, Editor, Songwriter

John Reed -- b.10/22/1887 d.10/19/1920 (32)
Author, Journalist

Rex Reed -- b.10/2/1938
Movie Critic, Journalist, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Fort Worth, TX
TV Shows: The Gong Show, At the Movies

George Reedy -- b.8/5/1917 d.3/21/1999 (81)
Journalist, Presidential Aide
Misc: press secretary for LBJ

Robert B. Reich -- b.6/24/1946
Author, Commentator, Economist, Government Official, Professor
Misc: Labor secretary; b, June 23?

Helen Rogers Reid -- b.11/23/1882 d.7/27/1970 (87)
Publisher, Executive, Feminist

Susanna Reid -- b.12/10/1970 N.S.
Journalist, TV Hostess, English
TV Shows: BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain, Sunday Morning Live

David Remnick -- b.10/29/1958
Writer, Journalist, Editor
Book Titles: Lenin's Tom: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

James Rennell -- b.12/3/1742 d.3/29/1830 (87)
Geographer, Oceanographer, Historian, English
Misc: The leading British geographer of his time. Rennell constructed the first nearly accurate map of India and published A Bengal Atlas (1779), a work important for British strategic and administrative interests.

Alain Resnais -- b.6/3/1922 d.3/1/2014 (91)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Movie Director, Cinematographer, French

Nicolas Restiff -- b.10/23/1734 N.S. d.2/3/1806 N.S. (71)
Writer, Novelist, Printer, French
Book Titles: de la Bretonne

James "Scotty" Reston -- b.11/3/1909 N.S. d.12/6/1995 N.S. (86)
Journalist, Columnist, Scotish
Sports Teams: New York Times

Alfonso Reyes -- b.5/17/1889 d.12/27/1959 (70)
Essayist, Poet, Critic, Historian, Diplomat, Mexican

Frank Reynolds -- b.11/29/1923 d.7/20/1983 (59)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
TV Shows: ABC Evening News

Quentin Reynolds -- b.4/11/1902 d.3/17/1965 (62)
Writer, Newscaster, Attorney/Lawyer, Panelist
TV Shows: It's News to Me

James Ford Rhodes -- b.5/1/1848 d.1/22/1927 (78)
Misc: businessman and historian, best known for his multivolume investigation of the antebellum, American Civil War, and Reconstruction periods of the United States' history.

David Ricardo -- b.4/19/1772 d.9/11/1823 (51)
Theorist, Economist

Grantland Rice -- b.11/1/1880 d.7/13/1954 (73)
Poet, Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: was named the 1924-25 Notre Dame backfield the "Four Horsemen," wrote "When the last Great Scorer comes/To mark against your name,/He'll write not "won" or "lost"/But how you played the game."

Frank Rich -- b.6/2/1949
Writer, Essayist, Commentator, Columnist
Misc: Politics

Ellen Henrietta Richards -- b.12/3/1842 d.3/30/1911 (68)
Chemist, Economist
Names/Places: MN: Swallow; b. Dunstable, Mass., U.S.. d. Boston
Misc: founder of the home economics movement in the United States.

Samuel Richardson -- b.8/19/1689 d.7/4/1761 (71)
Novelist, Printer, English

Don Rico -- b.9/26/1912 d.3/27/1985 (72)
Illustrator, Editor, Stuntman
Misc: Captain America

Curt Riess -- b.6/21/1902 d.5/19/1993 (90)
Novelist, Jewish, Biographer

Jacob August Riis -- b.5/3/1849 d.5/26/1914 (65)
Photographer, Journalist, Social Reformer, American, Danish (Denmark)

Geraldo Rivera -- b.7/4/1943 N.S.
Novelist, Jewish, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist, Attorney/Lawyer, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Jerry Miguel Rivers
Misc: many say b. July 3
TV Shows: 20/20, Geraldo, Now It Can Be Told

Johnny Rivers -- b.11/7/1942 N.S.
Publisher, Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:John Ramistella
Song Titles: Memphis, Maybellene, Mountain of Love, Seventh Son, Secret Agent Man, Poor Side of Town, Baby I Ned Your Lovin', Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, Swayin' to the Music
Album Titles: Rewind, Realization

Melissa Rivers -- b.1/20/1968
Journalist, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: RMN:Warburg Rosenberg; Joan Rivers & Edgar Rosenberg's daughter

Alice Rivlin -- b.3/4/1931

Cokie Roberts -- b.12/27/1943
Names/Places: RN:Maty Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts

Deborah Roberts -- b.9/20/1960

John Roberts -- b.11/15/1956
Newsperson, Canadian
Misc: CBS News anchor and reporter

Oral Roberts -- b.1/24/1918 d.12/15/2009 (91)
Evangelist, Publisher
Names/Places: b. nr. Ada, Okla.; RFN:Granville

James Harvey Robinson -- b.6/29/1863 d.2/16/1936 (72)
Historian, Educator

M. R. Robinson -- b.12/24/1895 d.??/??/????
Publisher, Editor

Max Robinson -- b.5/1/1939 d.12/20/1988 (49)
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: ABC News (the first black anchor of a major network newscast)

Nick Robinson -- b.10/5/1963 N.S.
Journalist, English

Robert Henry Robinson -- b.12/17/1927 d.8/12/2011 (83)
Author, Journalist, English

Mo Rocca -- b.1/28/1969 N.S.
Humorist, Satirist, Journalist, Actor, Comedian

Selden Rodman -- b.2/19/1909 d.11/2/2002 (93)
Poet, Art Critic, Editor

Maggie Rodríguez -- b.12/12/1969 N.S.

Will Rogers -- b.11/4/1879 d.8/15/1935 (55)
Writer, Humorist, Philosopher, Columnist, Movie Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. near Oologah, Indian Territory, OK; RFN:William Penn Adair

Anne Roiphe -- b.12/25/1935
Author, Writer, Journalist, Feminist

Al Roker -- b.8/20/1954
TV Shows: Today Show

Romaine Rolland -- b.1/29/1866 d.12/30/1944 (78)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Biographer, French

Betty Rollin -- b.1/3/1936
Author, Correspondent, Journalist

George A. Romero -- b.2/4/1940 N.S. d.7/16/2017 N.S. (77)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Producer/Director, American, Canadian
Movie Titles: Land of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow

Andy Rooney -- b.1/14/1920 d.11/4/2011 (91)
Writer, Essayist, Humorist, Commentator, Columnist, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Albany, NY
Misc: wrote for Arthur Godfrey, Garry Moore, magazines, etc.
TV Shows: 60 Minutes

Charlie Rose -- b.1/5/1942
Newscaster, Journalist, TV Host
TV Shows: CBS News Nightwatch (1984-90), Charlie Rose Show, 60 Minutes II

Abraham Rosenthal -- b.5/2/1922 d.5/9/2006 (84)
Misc: New York Times

Joe Rosenthal -- b.10/9/1911 d.8/20/2006 (94)
Misc: photographed his immortal image of World War II servicemen raising an American flag over battle-scarred Iwo Jima.

Brian Ross -- b.10/23/1948

Harold Ross -- b.11/6/1892 d.12/6/1951 (59)
Publisher, Editor
Misc: founded New Yorker magazine

Percy Ross -- b.11/22/1916 d.11/10/2001 (84)
Columnist, Zillionaire
Names/Places: NN:The Dear Abby of Downtrodden
Misc: "Thanks a Million" columnist

Walt Whitman Rostow -- b.10/7/1916 d.2/13/2003 (86)
Misc: adviser to presidents Kennedy and Johnson

Abbott Rotch -- b.1/6/1861 d.4/7/1912 (51)

Dilma Rousseff -- b.12/14/1947
Economist, Head of State, Brazilian
Names/Places: aka Dilma Vana Rousseff

Richard H. Rovere -- b.5/5/1915 d.11/23/1979 (64)

Carl T. Rowan -- b.8/11/1925 d.9/23/2000 (75)
Journalist, Columnist, Diplomat
Misc: USIA dir; Washington Post columnist

Helen Rowland -- b.??/??/1875 or ??/??/1876 d.??/??/1950
Writer, Humorist, Journalist, American

Mike Royko -- b.9/19/1932 d.4/29/1997 (64)
Author, Journalist, Columnist

Vermont Connecticut Royster -- b.4/30/1914 d.7/22/1996 (82)
Misc: former Wall Street Journal editor

Robert Ruark -- b.12/29/1915 d.7/1/1965 (49)
Author, Journalist

Joe Ruby -- b.3/30/1933 N.S.
Animator, Editor, Cartoon Producer
Names/Places: RN: Joseph Clemens Ruby
Misc: co-founded Ruby-Spears Productions with Ken Spears
TV Shows: Scooby-Doo (co-creator), Jabberjaw (co-creator), "Dynomutt, Dog Wonder" (co-creator), Plastic Man (co-producer), Saturday Supercade (co-producer), Mister T (co-creator), Alvin and the Chipmunks (co-creator)

Hughes Rudd -- b.9/14/1921 d.10/13/1992 (71)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
TV Shows: CBS and ABC News

Louis Rukeyser -- b.1/30/1933 d.5/2/2006 (73)
Author, Commentator, TV Host
TV Shows: Wall Street Week

William Rukeyser -- b.6/8/1939
Journalist, Editor
Misc: founding managing editor of Money magazine and managing editor of Fortune

Damon Runyon -- b.10/4/1880 d.12/10/1946 (66)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Journalist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: b. in Manhattan, KS; FN:Alfred
Misc: musical: Guys and Dolls (based on two of his stories), The Brighter Side; in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame

Bill Russell -- b.2/26/1905 d.8/9/1992 (87)
Historian, Violinist
Misc: Jazz music authority

Charles Marion Russell -- b.3/19/1864 d.10/24/1926 (62)
Architect, Historian

Lord John Russell -- b.8/18/1792 d.5/28/1878 (85)
Historian, Prime Minister, British, Irish

Mark Russell -- b.8/23/1932
Satirist, Columnist, Comedian, TV Host, Pianist, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo; RLN:Ruslander
Misc: Washington D.C. politics
TV Shows: Real People

John Brown Russwurm -- b.10/1/1799 d.??/??/1851

Bill Ryan -- b.4/4/1926 d.2/18/1997 (70)
Misc: was among the first to report the assassination of President Kennedy

Cornelius Ryan -- b.6/5/1920 d.11/23/1974 (54)
Author, Journalist, Historian, American, Irish
Misc: war reporter
Book Titles: The Longest Day, Bridge Too Far

Shaun Ryder -- b.8/23/1962
Columnist, Actor, Personality, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer, English
Group Names: Happy Mondays, Gorillaz

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