Bill Plante children: Dan Plante, Micheal Plante

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We bring to you the heartbreaking news of the passing of Bill Plante who was a veteran American journalist.

Bill Plante, a longtime CBS White House correspondent who worked for the network in a variety of roles for five decades and more, passed away on Wednesday (September 28), according to credible sources. He made his sad departure at the age of 88.

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Bill Plante children: Dan Plante, Micheal Plante

His death has caused quite a stir on social media platforms and has been accompanied by lots of tributes as well.

Bill Plante is survived by his biological children who are adults now. Dan Plante and Micheal Plante are the sons of the deceased. However, a few facts in known about them since he successfully kept them from the media.

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In June 1964, Plante began working for CBS News in New York as a correspondent and assignment editor. On his historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in March 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was interviewed by him when he was covering the civil rights movement.