Veteran Newsman Ike Pappas Dies
September 2, 2008 at 12:07 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime radio and TV newsman IKE PAPPAS, who died SUNDAY of complications from heart disease in ARLINGTON, VA at 75.
PAPPAS spent 25 years with CBS NEWS through 1987, covering countless major events like the VIETNAM WAR and the assassination of Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., and served as Chief PENTAGON Correspondent and Congressional and Labor Correspondent. His live coverage of the shooting of LEE HARVEY OSWALD in 1963 for WNEW-A/NEW YORK is included in the collections of the NEWSEUM in WASHINGTON, the PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA in NEW YORK, and the TEXAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY; PAPPAS stood inches away from OSWALD and his killer JACK RUBY as the shot rang out. He also appeared as himself in the movies "MATINEE," "THE PACKAGE," and "MOON OVER PARADOR."