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  • Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'

    Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'
    Andy Rooney, CBS News' longtime resident curmudgeon whose whimsical and acerbic essays on "60 Minutes" turned the rumpled writer into an unlikely — and reluctant — TV celebrity, died Friday night, only weeks after retiring from the show. He...
  • Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer

    Joseph Wershba dies at 90; pioneering CBS producer
    Joseph Wershba, a pioneering CBS reporter and producer whose work on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" series in the 1950s helped expose the McCarthy era's communist witch hunt and demonstrated the power of television, has died. He was 90. Wershba, a two-...
  • James J. Kilpatrick dies at 89; newspaper columnist and arbiter of language

    James J. Kilpatrick dies at 89; newspaper columnist and arbiter of language
    James J. Kilpatrick, a nationally syndicated columnist whose strongly conservative viewpoints on politics, law and language appeared in hundreds of newspapers over the last five decades and made him a popular, even parodied, television pundit, died Sunday...
  • Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady

    Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady
    Former First Lady Betty Ford, who captivated the nation with her unabashed candor and forthright discussion of her personal battles with breast cancer, prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, has died. She was 93. Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower...
  • Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer

    Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer
    As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program. Beginning in 1968, as one of...
  • James E. 'Jimmy' Wall dies at 92; played Mr. Baxter on 'Captain Kangaroo'

    James E. 'Jimmy' Wall dies at 92; played Mr. Baxter on 'Captain Kangaroo'
    James E. "Jimmy" Wall, who played Captain Kangaroo's teacher neighbor, Mr. Baxter, on the classic CBS children's television show during the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 92. Wall, who also worked for nearly 50 years as a stage manager for CBS, died in...
  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide

    Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83; 'Dr. Death' was advocate, practitioner of physician-assisted suicide
    He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves. In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
  • PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick

    PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick
    Snooky Young Jazz trumpeter in 'Tonight Show' band Snooky Young, 92, a jazz trumpeter whose long career included working with big bands led by Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie as well as a lengthy stint with NBC's "Tonight Show" band, died Wednesday...
  • Brian Kelley dies at 68; veteran counterspy broke Russian code

    Veteran counterspy Brian Kelley, who broke a code on how Moscow communicated with its agents and was mistakenly hounded later by the FBI, died Monday at his home in Vienna, Va. He was 68. Kelley died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack, his wife,...
  • Elaine Kaufman dies at 81; legendary proprietor of Manhattan writer's haunt

    Elaine Kaufman dies at 81; legendary proprietor of Manhattan writer's haunt
    Bill Bratton insists the steak tips on garlic toast weren't bad. But that's not to say he went to Elaine's on Manhattan's Upper East Side for the food. No one did. Elaine's was a scene, a clubhouse, an escape from the loneliness of the New York night...
  • Chris Wallace on his late father, Mike: 'He became my best friend'

     
    "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace releases a statement about the death of his father, "60 Minutes" legend Mike Wallace, calling him "the best reporter I have ever known."...