Peter Hyams Overview

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Born: July 26, 1943

Native to New York City, Hyams is the son of a successful Broadway press agent, and the grandson of famed theatrical impresario Sol Hurok. After majoring in music and art at Hunter College and Syracuse University, he became an artist and noted jazz drummer. When he completed his education, he joined CBS-TV News and was promoted to anchorman shortly after his 21st birthday. For the next few years he worked in New York, Chicago and eventually Vietnam, covering the war and ultimately creating a... See All

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