November 26: Happy Birthday, Eric Sevareid (WWII Radio News Correspondent) He was the first to report the fall of France to the Nazis. He was shot down over Burma and rescued by a commando unit. He also reported from Paris as American troops marched through its streets triumphantly. Remembering Eric Sevareid, CBS radio news correspondent , who was born on this date 90 years ago. He was one of Murrow's Boys. Cecil Brown got torpedoed on a British ship by the Japanese and presumed dead. Winston Burdette was a Soviet spy and his wife was murdered. William R. Shirer tricked the Nazis and became the first correspondent to break the story of the French surrender.