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Huw Edwards: 'Alastair Burnet was an inspiration to many'

BBC newsreader Huw Edwards has paid tribute to the veteran broadcaster Sir Alastair Burnet who has died aged 84.

He said:

He was one of the true greats of British television news.

Alastair Burnet was an inspiration to many of those who are prominent in broadcast journalism today.

Viewers liked and respected his authority and experience, and his understated style.

He represented the best traditions of ITN and his period at the helm of News at Ten was without doubt the best in the programme's distinguished history.

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