Marty Plissner

 

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: longtime political director of CBS News who was credited with coining the phrase "too close to call" during coverage of the U.S. presidential election of 1964, which was heard often ever since during tight vote counts.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: May 20, 1926

 

Died: February 6, 2014

 

Location: Washington, D.C.