Barbara Walters

Sam Summerlin, correspondent who first reported the Korean War had ended, dies at 89

Sam Summerlin, correspondent who first reported the Korean War had ended, dies at 89

Former Associated Press foreign correspondent Sam Summerlin, who was the first to report the Korean War had ended and covered everything from Latin American revolutions to U.S. race riots during a long and distinguished career, has died. He was 89.

He died Monday at a care home in Carlsbad from complications of Parkinson's disease, according to his daughter, Claire Slattery.

Summerlin had a second successful career as a New York Times executive and then a third as producer of scores of documentaries on historical figures and entertainers. But it was his days as an AP foreign correspondent that he treasured the most, he said in a 2004 oral history.

It was a job that...

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