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Jack Perkins is an American reporter, dubbed "America's most literate correspondent." He has hosted and narrated for NBC Nightly News and A&E Biography.
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Former Biography anchor. Jack Perkins began his association with A&E in 1990. He has served as host and narrator for many of the Network's most acclaimed programs, including A&E Premieres, A&E Revue, and Time Machine with Jack Perkins. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Perkins served as host of A&E's flagship series, Biography.
Mr. Perkins has also hosted and narrated several A&E Special Presentations, including America's Castles, a two-hour tour of the nation's greatest mansions; Dogs, a comprehensive look at man's best friend; The Face of Tutankhamun, the story of Egypt's boy king; and Cats, an A&E Special on the felines in our lives.
For 25 years, Mr. Perkins served as correspondent, commentator and anchorman at NBC News. Named "the most literate network correspondent" by the Associated Press, Mr. Perkins was seen on NBC Nightly News, The Huntley-Brinkley Report and The Today Show, where he appeared occasionally as host. His essays were heard regularly on NBC Radio. Nominated for an Emmy Award for his coverage of the 1972 Winter Olympics in Japan, Jack Perkins has covered stories as diverse as the elections in South Vietnam, an exclusive on-camera interview with assassin Sirhan Sirhan, and the youth culture of the 1970s.
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