** FILE ** NBC newscaster Edwin Newman enjoys a light moment during an interview at his New York office in 1976. Mr. Newman, who brought literacy, wit and energy to network newscasts for more than three decades, and battled linguistic pretense and clutter in the best sellers "Strictly Speaking" and "A Civil Tongue," has died at age 91. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

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** FILE ** NBC newscaster Edwin Newman enjoys a light moment during an interview at his New York office in 1976. Mr. Newman, who brought literacy, wit and energy to network newscasts for more than three decades, and battled linguistic pretense and clutter in the best sellers "Strictly Speaking" and "A Civil Tongue," has died at age 91. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)