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Longtime NBC news correspondent
John Palmer dies

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/4/2013 5:54:54 AM

WASHINGTON— John Palmer, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington over a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday after a brief illness at a Washington hospital. Palmer´s wife Nancy confirmed he died at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 77. The gentlemanly Palmer worked for NBC from 1962 to 1990, and then returned to the network from 1994 until 2002. "John was a brilliant, brave, and tireless journalist who guided viewers through many of the most significant events of the past half-century -

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/4/2013 7:23:52 AM     (No. 9457428)

Ideopathic pulmonary fibrosis is always fatal. Apparently it abruptly took down John Palmer. With my father, the course of the disease was more gradual. After what happened to my dad, it always makes me sad to see someone tethered to an oxygen tank.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/4/2013 8:32:09 AM     (No. 9457544)

Sorry to hear it. "Brilliant, brave and tireless journalist" is a phrase not often heard-or deserved-these days. RIP

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lana720, 8/4/2013 9:00:45 AM     (No. 9457602)

Sadly, none of the tributes for John Palmer can be said about 99% of broadcasters today.
Rest in peace, Sir!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jir, 8/4/2013 9:04:21 AM     (No. 9457607)

I am happy to see that the way I feel about this gentleman is echoed above. I do not recall him ever being mean or nasty or left leaning. R.I P. Mr. Palmer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ramona, 8/4/2013 10:49:02 AM     (No. 9457773)

My father, too, died of pulmonary fibrosis. It is a slow suffocation. I am sorry for Mr. Palmer and for the family who watched, and, like Poster #1, I too get a sick feeling when I see folks on oxygen.

And it´s sad for the rest of us that there are so few genuine reporters working today. We have been missing John Palmers for a long time now.
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