January 15, 1926|
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
||July 1, 2006
||University of Chicago
||The Guilty Bystander (essays), The Sun Stood Still (nonfiction), Prince Ombra (fantasy fiction), The Man Who Wasn't There (fiction)
||Diana Chapin MacLeish, Doris Inch MacLeish, Jane Krumbhaar MacLeish
Roderick MacLeish (January 15, 1926 – July 1, 2006) was an American journalist and writer. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he grew up in the Chicago suburbs and graduated from the University of Chicago. MacLeish was news director for WBZ radio in Boston in the early 1950s, then helped start the London and Washington, DC, bureaus of Westinghouse Broadcasting, where he was a chief commentator. He later was a commentator for CBS News, National Public Radio, and The Christian Science Monitor. His published books include both nonfiction and fiction. MacLeish was the nephew of poet Archibald MacLeish. He died in Washington, DC, at the age of 80.
- A Time of Fear (fiction, 1957)
- The Sun Stood Still: Israel and the Arabs at War (nonfiction, 1967)
- The Guilty Bystander (essays, 1971)
- A City on the River (fiction, 1973)
- The Man Who Wasn't There (fiction, 1976)
- Carnaby Rex (fiction, 1976)
- The First Book of Eppe (fiction, 1980)
- Prince Ombra (fantasy fiction, 1982)
- Crossing at Ivalo (fiction, 1990)
- Adam Bernstein, "Political Commentator Rod MacLeish, 80" (obituary), The Washington Post, July 4, 2006 at B07.
- Brandie M. Jefferson, "Roderick MacLeish, 80; in fiction and reality, lived a life of adventure" (obituary), The Boston Globe, July 3, 2006.
- "Former NPR Commentator Rod MacLeish Dies", National Public Radio, July 4, 2006.