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Russ Bensley is still a newsman

  Russ Bensley shows the Emmy Award he received 
  for his work as a news producer.
(Photo by Mary 
  Compton/H-F Chronicle)
He’s still a newsman.

When I interviewed Russ Bensley at the start of November, he detailed his years as a senior producer for CBS News during what is generally considered the golden age of broadcast journalism.

  Tom Houlihan
Bensley, who lives in Flossmoor, was the producer of the “CBS Evening News” when Walter Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America.”

He did on-the . . .

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