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Richard Threlkeld, Journalist, BHS Graduate Dies in Car Crash

Reporter covered wars, presidential campaigns for NBC and ABC.

Richard Threlkeld, a far-ranging and award-winning correspondent who worked for both CBS and ABC News during a long career, has been killed in a car crash on New York's Long Island, according to the Huffington Post.

The 74-year-old

During his long career, Threlkeld seven presidential campaigns, the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, the American invasions of Panama and Grenada, the Patricia Hearst kidnapping and trial, the war in Lebanon and the Middle East peace process, the Vietnam War, Tiananmen Square deomonstations and the fall of the Soviet Union, according to the New York Times.

Threlkeld was raised in Barrington and received his master's degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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