David Marlin experienced a fascinating life behind the camera with his work viewed nightly by millions. In addition to covering 7 presidential campaigns, he filmed countless news events during the hectic 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s, plus hundreds of memorable newsmakers --- the Kennedy’s, Martin Luther King, The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and Pope John Paul II’s visit to the U.S. As CBS News' eyes and ears in New England, David was constantly on the way to film history-making interviews, major news and sporting events, and national political campaigns.
“It was a unique experience, shared by few, to be in the presence of some of the most important newsmakers of our time---and a challenge to photograph them. Although miles and miles of film and videotape have traveled through my motion picture and video cameras recording the great and the memorable, the noteworthy and the notorious---it is the still camera that has given a deeper sense of satisfaction to my life’s work and substance to my memories.”
The list of history-making stories that Marlin covered includes filming the Italian luxury-liner Andrea Doria lying on its side in the Atlantic before sinking, Senator Edmund Muskie weeping in the New Hampshire snow, President John F. Kennedy at the Summer White House in Hyannisport, and Ted Williams hitting a memorable home run in his last time at-bat. In addition to filming the national news, Marlin filmed for 60 Minutes and also traveled throughout New England to photograph many of the nature studies seen on the CBS “Sunday Morning” program.
Several of Marlin’s portraits in this new book have been added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the camera he used to photograph Ted Williams’ Final Home Run now resides at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at Cooperstown, New York.
David Marlin lives in Sarasota, Florida
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