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Journalists Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the Journalists Memorial Site.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Tim Russert, who pointedly but politely questioned hundreds of the powerful and influential as one of America's most prominent U.S television journalists, died of a heart attack Friday in the midst of a presidential campaign he had covered with trademark intensity. Praise poured in from the biggest names in politics, some recalling their own meltdown moments on his hot seat. Russert, 58, was a political operative before he was a journalist. He joined NBC a quarter...
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NEW YORK (AP) - Peter Jennings, the suave, Canadian-born broadcaster who delivered the news to Americans each night in five separate decades, died at age 67. Jennings, who announced in April that he had lung cancer, died Sunday at his New York home, ABC News President David Westin said. "Peter has been our colleague, our friend, and our leader in so many ways," Westin said. "None of us will be the same without him." With Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, Jennings was part of a...
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Benny Parsons, a former taxi driver turned NASCAR champion, died Tuesday from complications stemming from his short battle with lung cancer, his son Keith said. He was 65. Parsons, the 1973 NASCAR champion, died in Charlotte, N.C., where he had been hospitalized since Dec. 26. A member of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers, Parsons retired from racing in 1988 and moved into the broadcasting booth. He spent the past six years as a commentator on NBC and TNT, and continued to call races from...
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David Poole Obituary (Charlotte)

David Poole, an Observer reporter who became one...

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Don Cornelius Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Soul Train" host Don...

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Brittany Murphy Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles hospital...

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Ed Bradley Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) – Ed Bradley, the award-winning...

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Larry Munson Obituary (AP News)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Larry Munson, whose growling...

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Walter Cronkite Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Walter Cronkite, the premier TV...

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Molly Ivins Obituary (AP News)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Witty best-selling author...

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Herb Emory Obituary (atlanta)

Capt. Herb Emory, who helped millions of WSB...

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