Nightly News   |  August 28, 2012

Journalist Malcolm Browne dies at 81

The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, who is best known for taking a famous photo of a burning monk, one of the most enduring images of the Vietnam War, spent decades of his career at the New York Times. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a veteran journalist has died, who will forever be associated with a shocking photograph we're about to show you. shocking to this day, even though it appeared on newspaper front pages across this country back in 1963 . it showed a vietnamese monk who had set himself on fire . the fire helped contribute to a change in our vietnam policy, in fact. it was taken by malcolm browne who was with the associated press. he did some television reporting, but was really at home on his own reporting his way. malcolm browne was 81 years old.