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Hedrick Smith 1st 12 hr & Richard Clurman (1924-1994 R.I.P.)

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Hedrick Smith. (July 9, 1933- ) Born Hedrick Laurence Smith in Kilmacolm, Scotland. Began newspaper career with Greenville (South Carolina) News. Educated at Williams College (B.A., 1955) and Balliol College, Oxford (1955-56), after which he served for three years in the U.S. Air Force. Worked for United Press International in Memphis, Nashville, and Atlanta from 1959 to 1962, then for New York Times (Washington, D.C., and the South, 1962-63; Vietnam, 1963-64; Cairo, 1964-66; Washington diplomatic correspondent, 1966-71; Moscow bureau chief, 1971-74; deputy national editor, 1975-76; Washington bureau chief, 1976-79; chief Washington correspondent, 1980-85; Times Magazine Washington correspondent, 1987-88). Won Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 1974 for stories from Russia and Eastern Europe; shared 1972 Pulitzer for role in publication of Pentagon Papers. Since 1989 has been a producer of television documentaries, including The Power Game: How Washington Works (1989), Inside Gorbachev's USSR (1991), Challenge to America (1994), Across the River (1995), Surviving the Bottom Line (1998) and Duke Ellington's Washington (2000). Founded Hedrick Smith Productions in 1990. His books include The Russians (1976), The Power Game: How Washington Works (1988), The New Russians (1990), and Rethinking America (1995).



Richard M. Clurman, whose passion for journalism brought him to prominence at Time magazine and Newsday and whose passion for New York City made him a leading figure in its cultural affairs, died on Wednesday at his summer home in Quogue, L.I. Mr. Clurman, who lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, was 72.
The cause was a heart attack, according to his wife, Shirley.
In a career at Time that spanned 23 years, Mr. Clurman held such posts as press editor, chief of correspondents and head of the Time-Life News Service, overseeing a network of 105 staff correspondents deployed throughout the United States and in 34 cities abroad....In 1975, after he left Time and municipal administration, Mr. Clurman formed his own public policy consulting company, Richard M. Clurman Associates. From 1980 to 1984, he also served as adviser to the office of the chairman of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons. In 1981, he returned to journalism, serving for a decade as the chairman of Columbia University's seminars on media and society.

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