Nightly News   |  May 29, 2013

Don Oliver, veteran NBC correspondent, dies at 76

During his quarter century with NBC News, Don Oliver covered several big stories of the day including Vietnam, the civil rights movement and groundbreaking coverage of the environment. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> we have lost a member of the nbc family. veteran correspondent don oliver died last night. during his quarter century with nbc news starting in the mid '60s he covered it all. vietnam, middle east , civil rights , including the assassination of the reverend martin luther king , jr., and a string of presidential campaigns, ground-breaking coverage of the environment as well. if you watched a lot of tv news back in the day, especially if you were an nbc family, you knew his name, his face, his work. he was a tough, competitive montana original. our colleague don oliver was 76 years old.