Hughes RuddCBS News correspondentFormer CBS News...


October 14, 1992

Hughes Rudd

CBS News correspondent

Former CBS News correspondent Hughes Rudd, whose career stretched from Moscow and Berlin to a tumultuous stint on the "CBS Morning News," died yesterday at age 71, the network said.

Mr. Rudd died in Toulouse, France, at the University of Toulouse hospital, from complications caused by an aneurysm in his aorta, CBS said. His career at CBS spanned 20 years. Before "Morning News," his beats included Moscow and Berlin.

"He was one hell of a reporter," said "60 Minutes" Executive producer Don Hewitt. Mr. Rudd, with a distinctively gravel-laden voice, anchored the "Morning News" from 1973 to 1977.

But it was the four months with Sally Quinn, who was making her television news debut, that put him in the spotlight. The traditional hard-edged reporter was coupled with a woman whose previous work had been as a social columnist. The chemistry did not work, and Ms. Quinn was gone after four months.

He left CBS in 1979 and worked at ABC News as a correspondent, retiring in 1986.

Robert S. Maslin

Ex-WFBR president

Services for Robert S. Maslin Jr., of Baltimore, former president of WFBR radio, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Roland Park Presbyterian Church, Upland Road and Roland Avenue. Mr. Maslin, who was 87, died Sunday of pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital.

Born and reared in Baltimore, he attended the Marstons School and the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Maslin, whose father, Robert S. Maslin, founded WFBR in the 1920s, went to work for the station in 1931 and retired as the station's president in 1970.

Mr. Maslin enjoyed playing the banjo and would visit hospitals and nursing homes in the area to perform for the patients.

Survivors include his son, Robert S. Maslin III of Lutherville; his stepdaughter, Betty Anne Finnegan of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Mary Louise Symington of Baltimore; two nephews, Robert M. Barroll and Hopewell Barroll, both of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

The family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.

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