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RIP - Pierre Salinger, press secretary for JFK in 60's

by James Denison / October 16, 2004 1:13 PM PDT

I always thought of him as Mr. Eyebrows.

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/3827040/detail.html

Pierre Salinger, who served as President John F. Kennedy's press secretary and later had a long career with ABC News, has died.
The announcement came from ABC.
Salinger was 79.
The network said he died from a heart attack at a hospital in France.

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Re: RIP - Pierre Salinger, press secretary for JFK in 60's
by Angeline Booher / October 17, 2004 1:02 AM PDT

He was one of the very few Press Secretaries whose press conferences were interesting, and sometimes fun, compared with the droning voices from most of them.

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He was a character all right! What was that odd...
by James Denison / October 17, 2004 3:11 AM PDT

...thing he was involved in last year or so?

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Re: He was a character all right! What was that odd...
by Angeline Booher / October 17, 2004 3:44 AM PDT

Without Googling, I don't remember specifically. He did live in France for the latter years, if I recall correctly, and appeared to become somewhat addled. IMO, it's always sad to see that happen with anybody.

Angeline
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James, he was actively running around...
by Paul C / October 17, 2004 7:50 PM PDT

...professing that TWA Flight 800's loss in July 1996 had happened due to the plane being struck by a missile accidently fired by a Navy ship - a claim that was intensively investigated at the time and found to be baseless.

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They repeated that last night on his eulogy.
by James Denison / October 18, 2004 2:48 AM PDT

Seems like the news would have spent more time on his earlier years instead of some old guy's wackier last few. Especially since he was like one of their own. I'll admit though, he had me wondering about it at the time, especially since we also shot down a passenger jet in the Middle East over the Gulf.

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