Obituaries

8:40am

Wed October 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Remembering Letitia Baldrige, The 'Doyenne Of Decorum'

Letitia Baldrige, when she was first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's social secretary.
JFK Presidential Library and Museum

We want to note the death of Letitia Baldrige, who as The Washington Post writes "was social secretary to first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and also became known as a 'doyenne of decorum' and chief arbiter of good manners in modern America."

Baldrige died Monday at a nursing facility in Bethesda, Md. She was 86.

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2:18pm

Mon October 22, 2012
REMEMBRANCES

Remembering George McGovern

Senator George McGovern signing his book "Abraham Lincoln" at the Richard M. Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
Wikimedia commons/ Scott Clarkson
  • Grace Hood interviews George McGovern in 2009

Former Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern passed away over the weekend. McGovern worked as a historian before—and after—his political career.

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1:43pm

Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Oldest Auschwitz Survivor, A Teacher Who Defied Nazis, Dies At 108

Originally published on Tue October 23, 2012 8:57 am

Antoni Dobrowolski during a 2009 interview.
TVB24

9:36am

Mon October 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Russell Means, Indian Activist And Actor, Dies

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 1:48 pm

Russell Means, left, talks to media in 1973 in the village of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
Anonymous AP

Russell Means, who was best known for his movie roles and his unrelenting and oftentimes controversial protests in favor of Native Americans, died this morning at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D.

Means starred in a number of Hollywood films including the Last of the Mohicans. South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Charles Michael Ray filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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4:36am

Mon October 22, 2012
It's All Politics

George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 12:11 pm

Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern talks about the bombs being used in Vietnam at a $250-a-person fundraising dinner in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, 1972.
AP

If George McGovern often seemed miscast as a presidential candidate, he was at least as improbable as an icon of the anti-war movement.

The Vietnam War gave birth to an opposition movement unlike any America had seen in its previous wars. It was young, unconventional and countercultural, defiant of authority and deeply suspicious of government.

McGovern himself was none of these things.

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