Nightly News   |  January 13, 2012

TV correspondent Threlkeld dies

Veteran TV correspondent Richard Threlkeld has died in a car accident. He was 74. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> television news lost one offist very best today when richard threkeld died. he was killed in a car accident on long island, new york. his distinctive recognizable name was the best known in the modern era . he was at cnbc news over 25 years and later jumped to abc news, late der a second tour at cnbc. he covered the vietnam war , war of saigon, covered the rfk assassination and persian gulf war . his last job was moscow bureau chief. along the way he won every major award, and of course, the respect of his colleagues for being such an elegant writer. he was married to television correspondent betsy aaron. he was 74 years old.