June 9, 1989 |
NBC News, which on Monday said Garrick Utley was going to Beijing, then changed its mind Tuesday even as he was en route to the airport, said Thursday that anchorman Tom Brokaw is going there now. Brokaw is expected to start reporting from Beijing today, perhaps as early as this morning's "Today" show. Meanwhile, ABC said "Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel also is flying to Beijing "sometime this weekend" to work on a "Koppel Report" special--no air date has been set--examining the crisis in China and how it developed.
December 8, 1988 |
Chris Wallace, the NBC White House correspondent who is going to ABC, became a lame-duck reporter Wednesday as NBC named John Cochran to succeed him immediately. The network also said that veteran NBC newsman Garrick Utley, co-anchor of "Sunday Today," will take over another of Wallace's jobs. Utley, whose Sunday program is moving to Washington and will start broadcasting from there on Jan. 29, will succeed Wallace then as moderator of NBC's long-running "Meet the Press."
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February 21, 2014
Garrick Utley, 74, a veteran TV journalist whose far-ranging career included anchoring duties as well as reporting from more than 70 countries, died of cancer Thursday in New York. NBC announced his death Friday morning. Utley began at NBC News in 1963, and for three decades handled a wide variety of assignments. Early on, he reported from Vietnam on the escalating conflict. In later years, he moderated "Meet the Press. " In between, Utley anchored "Weekend Today" and the Sunday "Nightly News," as well as two newsmagazines in different decades, under four titles.
December 17, 2000 |
After years of watching "Nightline," aficionados may have concluded that Ted Koppel is a no-nonsense interviewer without much of a light touch. Right on the first part, wrong on the second. In his new chronicle of the last year of the 20th century, he drops any pretense of being an unbiased observer of the passing parade, and he does so in a breezy style that seems more typical of a coffee-table book than of a memoir. Describing "Off Camera's" style as breezy is not meant to disparage it.
December 5, 1988 |
NBC News correspondent-sometime anchor Garrick Utley, on "shock TV" programming: "The problem with these programs is they are feeding off the lifeblood of news itself, including the credibility of news shows. . . . There is no way we can make these programs go away. But we can raise unmitigated hell with people who support those programs when they go beyond the lines of decency."