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Bill McLaughlin
Birth: Apr. 21, 1937
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 2014
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Televistion News Correspondent. In a television news career which spanned 27 years, he was an award-winning diplomatic and foreign correspondent, for CBS News. After serving in the US Army, (1955-56), he graduated from Fordham University New York, with a bachelor of science degree in 1961 and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. In 1966, he was with Radio Press International, when he joined CBS News as a reporter for Europe, the Middle East, Cyprus, Athens and earned a promotion as correspondent and the title of bureau chief in Bonn, Germany, in 1968. He was sent to cover the Vietnam War in 1969. After leaving the Saigon bureau in June 1970, he was sent back in 1972, to cover the North Vietnamese offensive, in the battles for Hue and Kontum City. He returned once more in 1975, to report on the fall of Vietnam and Cambodia. Named bureau chief correspondent in Beirut, he also reported the Six-Day War (1967), the India and Pakistan Conflict, (1971), the Palestinian terrorists attack on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, for which he received the Overseas Press Club Award and the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. He won the Overseas Press Club's Award for Best TV Documentary on World Affairs for his report "The Palestinians" (1974) and his report "Death of a King: What Changes for the Arab World?" was the central part of the CBS' News World Special Report, in 1975. He left for two years in late 1979, to report for NBC News as its United Nations correspondent before returning to CBS News as a documentaries reporter (1983-93). Then he left CBS News and was a State Department correspondent in the Washington D.C. bureau. After retiring he was a an associate professor of communications at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Living in France, he died from cardiac arrest at age 76 while visiting friends in the United States. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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Bill McLaughlin
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