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Ray Scherer (1919-2000) was chief White House correspondent for NBC News through six presidential administrations, from Harry S. Truman to Gerald S. Ford. He was one of the first journalists to report live from the White House. In addition to the White House, Scherer covered the Pentagon and Congress. He became the network's London correspondent in 1969, returning to Washington after four years to report on the Watergate scandal. Scherer continued as senior reporter until 1975, when he was named a vice-president of RCA, then NBC's parent corporation. He retired in 1986.
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The Ray Scherer papers consist of correspondence, speeches and transcripts, scripts, press releases, newspaper clippings, images, and memorabilia.
The Ray Scherer papers were donated to the University of Maryland Libraries in May 2004 by his wife, Barbara Scherer.
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