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Garrick Utley
Birth: Nov. 19, 1939
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 2014
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Television Journalist. A longtime anchor for "NBC News," he covered the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia the 1973 Yom Kippur war, interviewed the Nazi leader Albert Speer in 1976, reported on the Cold War from Berlin and Moscow, interviewed the dissident physicist Andrei D. Sakharov in 1987 as he emerged from years of internal exile, covered the summit of US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Chairman Mikhail S. Gorbachev in 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall that same year and the Persian Gulf war in 1991. Fluent in Russian, German and French, he reported from about 75 countries in a multifaceted career that included 30 years at NBC. Born Clifton Garrick Utley, his father was a commentator for NBC radio and television and his mother was a CBS and NBC reporter and a civic leader in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Westtown School in Westtown Township, Pennsylvania in 1957, he attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, graduating in 1961. After Army service and graduate studies at the Free University in Berlin, Germany, he joined NBC in Brussels, Belgium in 1963 as a researcher in Europe for "The Huntley-Brinkley Report," and became their Foreign and Principal correspondent, later serving as a bureau chief in London, England and Paris, France. In 1964 he became one of the first NBC network reporters based in Saigon, South Vietnam and had the distinction of being the first full-time television correspondent covering the war on-site. During the 1970s he was a weekend anchor, and frequently substituted for John Chancellor in that decade and for Tom Brokaw in the 1980s on "NBC Nightly News." From 1987 until 1988 he was news anchor for "Sunday Today" and frequently substituted for Boyd Matson during that decade and co-anchored from 1988 to 1992. Additionally, he served as the "NBC Nightly News" weekend anchor on Sundays, from 1987 to 1990 and on Saturdays from 1990 to 1993, and moderated NBC's long-running public affairs discussion program "Meet the Press" from January 1989 until December 1991, while simultaneously hosting the newly-debuted Sunday version of "The Today Show." In 1993 he left NBC to become a correspondent for ABC News in London and in 1997 he joined CNN, working for them until 2002. After leaving CNN, he became a professor of broadcasting and journalism at the State University of New York, Oswego, New York and was senior fellow at the SUNY Levin Institute of the State University of New York, in Manhattan, New York City, from which he retired as head in December 2011. He was also one of the hosts of the PBS opera series "Live from the Metropolitan Opera." His memoir, "You Should Have Been Here Yesterday" was published in 2000 and is a narrative of the growth of television news in the US. He served on several boards, including The Council on Foreign Relations (1993 to 2003), Carleton College (1983 to 2007), Public Radio International (1996 to 2008), and the Board of Advisors of Doctors without Borders. He was the recipient of the Peabody Award and the Overseas Press Club's Edward R. Murrow Award. From 2004 until 2011 he served as president of the State University of New York's Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce in Manhattan, New York City. He died of prostate cancer at the age of 74. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
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Record added: Feb 21, 2014
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Garrick Utley
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- Mike
 Added: Jul. 30, 2016
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Feb. 20, 2016

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 Added: Feb. 20, 2016
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