Former CBS News Reporter David Dick Dies
July 20, 2010 at 4:17 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former CBS NEWS correspondent DAVID DICK, who died FRIDAY at his home in BOURBON COUNTY, KY at 80.
DICK started as a writer and newsman for WHAS-A and WHAS-TV/LOUISVILLE in 1959-66, then joined CBS in 1966 in the network's WASHINGTON bureau, later serving in the SOUTHEAST (ATLANTA), LATIN AMERICA (CARACAS), and SOUTHWEST (MEXICO and CENTRAL and SOUTH AMERICA) (DALLAS) bureaus. He won an Emmy in 1972 for his coverage of the attempted assassination of ALABAMA Gov. GEORGE WALLACE. DICK retired in 1985 and became a professor at the UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY in 1985-96 and CUMBERLAND COLLEGE (now UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS) in 1996.
He also published the weekly BOURBON TIMES in 1988-90 and wrote a column for KENTUCKY LIVING magazine, and wrote several books, including one about his battle with prostate cancer since 1993.