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Commentator

 

a person who writes or delivers commentaries on a specific subject area (such as political news or sports) for a newspaper or journal or on television or radio. On an editorial staff the position of commentator is usually held by a professional journalist who is a specialist in the given field; the functions of a commentator are also carried out by reviewers. Part-time specialists in a given field (such as agriculture or art) are often drawn upon as commentators.

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National Public Radio (NPR) said it notified Juan Williams late Wednesday that it was terminating his contract as a senior news analyst for NPR News.
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com; Stanley Karnow, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author known for his reporting in Asia; "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel; Daniel Schorr, senior news analyst for National Public Radio; and Barry Zorthian, spokesman for the American Embassy in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
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A panel discussion entitled "Public Opinion and Election 1992," to be moderated by ABC News analyst Jeff Greenfield, will follow.