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Garrick Utley, a Mainstay at NBC News, Dies at 74
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/business/garrick-utley-former-nbc-anchor-and-foreign-correspondent-dies-at-74.html?_r=0 ^ | 2/21/2014 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN

Posted on 02/21/2014 11:34:17 AM PST by Borges

Garrick Utley, a former anchor for NBC News who for many years was one of a rare breed in television news reporting, a full-time foreign correspondent, died on Thursday night at his home in Manhattan. He was 74.

He died of prostate cancer, his wife, Gertje Utley, said.

From the battlefields of Vietnam and Iraq to the Soviet-led invasion of Prague, Mr. Utley was a forthright interviewer of troops and commanders in the field and of presidents and diplomats in the halls of power.

Fluent in Russian, German and French, he reported from some 75 countries in a multifaceted career that included 30 years at NBC. He was a bureau chief in London and Paris for the network, chief foreign correspondent, weekend news anchor and substitute for John Chancellor and Tom Brokaw on “NBC Nightly News.” He also hosted magazine programs and moderated the Sunday morning program “Meet the Press.” He later worked for ABC News and CNN.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: garrickutley; obituary; utley

1 posted on 02/21/2014 11:34:17 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Oops forgot to put the source in there.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 11:34:35 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

RIP.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 11:42:13 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Borges

Not sure about his slant, but I always liked him.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 11:45:04 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Borges
Fluent in Russian, German and French

The people the MSM hires today can barely speak English.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 11:49:33 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Borges

RIP - thought he was a pretty straight shooter as a reporter. Even his Vietnam War reporting was less slanted than many of his contemporaries (think D. Rather.)


6 posted on 02/21/2014 11:51:29 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Same here.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 11:52:43 AM PST by FAA
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To: Borges
Pretty much takes care of the old school TV journalists like Tim Russert
and David Brinkley (Clinton- "He's a bore, and he will always be a bore")
8 posted on 02/21/2014 11:56:17 AM PST by AU72
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To: Timber Rattler; All
R.I.P. Garrick.
seems back then; (iirc, a rarity :) an honest reporter.
so unlike the government "shills" of today.

9 posted on 02/21/2014 11:56:21 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Timber Rattler

He was fair, very professional but always with a sense of humor. One of the last of a breed, unfortunately.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 11:57:56 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

And one of the best names for a reporter, ever.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 11:58:58 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Borges

RIP


12 posted on 02/21/2014 11:59:35 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: dfwgator

I definitely remember that name from somewhere


13 posted on 02/21/2014 12:00:03 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Borges

I always enjoyed his reporting. He was quite sophisticated and highly educated, but he never came across as superior to his viewers. In fact, it often seemed like he was sharing a sly joke or insight with us. Edwin Newman was much the same. They make the current crop of “journalists” look like preening imbeciles.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 12:02:44 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: GeronL

15 posted on 02/21/2014 12:05:53 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Borges

He was old school meaning not a liberal out slanting the news.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 12:09:15 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Borges

He was a good one. And as a poster said earlier, I never knew what his political slant was, just that he conveyed the info clearly and with intelligence and some wit.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 12:09:50 PM PST by babble-on
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To: Timber Rattler
As opposed to Garak

"Good evening, I am Elim Garak and this is the news..."

18 posted on 02/21/2014 12:14:33 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

With the obsidian network news....


19 posted on 02/21/2014 12:50:08 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: AU72

I remember an aging David Brinkley giving a great interview in which he was starting to spit sparks as he recalled “as soon as I finally started to make some decent money in this business, the Democrats came to power and taxed it all away from me.”


20 posted on 02/21/2014 12:55:24 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: babble-on

He was a journalist.....unlike the political hacks NBC now employees!!


21 posted on 02/21/2014 1:43:02 PM PST by ontap
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To: wally_bert

and well tailored outfits


22 posted on 02/21/2014 1:53:14 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Borges
Fluent in Russian, German and French...

Which I would venture gives him three more languages than about 99% of the current working MSM. At least these TV journos were smart in the old days. Now....

23 posted on 02/21/2014 2:03:28 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Borges

Too bad he ended up at CNN.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 2:35:10 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: Borges

I miss the ones that were capable and witty such as Mr. Utley. David Brinkley, Harry Reasoner and Charles Kuralt may have been somewhat liberal but they didn’t beat you over the head with it. Brit Hume is one of the few from the latter half of that generation who are still around.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 3:10:00 PM PST by DeFault User
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