Obituaries

11:51am

Wed November 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Darrell Royal, Texas Football Coaching Legend, Dies

University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal during a game against Oklahoma in 1962.
AP

Darrell Royal, who coached the University of Texas Longhorns to three national titles "and became the biggest college football icon in a state that worships the sport, has died at age 88," Austin's American-Statesman reports.

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1:50pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Deceptive Cadence

Elliott Carter, Giant Of American Music, Dies At 103

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 6:08 pm

8:05am

Thu November 1, 2012
The Two-Way

Bill Dees, Who Co-Wrote Roy Orbison's 'Oh Pretty Woman,' Dies

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 8:43 am

Bill Dees during his 2008 interview with NPR.
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  • Bill Dees on NPR in 2008

Bill Dees, who kicked off the creative process that produced one of rock 'n' roll's greatest songsOh Pretty Woman — has died. He was 73.

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8:40am

Wed October 31, 2012
The Two-Way

Remembering Letitia Baldrige, The 'Doyenne Of Decorum'

Letitia Baldrige, when she was first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's social secretary.
JFK Presidential Library and Museum

We want to note the death of Letitia Baldrige, who as The Washington Post writes "was social secretary to first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and also became known as a 'doyenne of decorum' and chief arbiter of good manners in modern America."

Baldrige died Monday at a nursing facility in Bethesda, Md. She was 86.

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2:18pm

Mon October 22, 2012
REMEMBRANCES

Remembering George McGovern

Senator George McGovern signing his book "Abraham Lincoln" at the Richard M. Nixon Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California.
Wikimedia commons/ Scott Clarkson
  • Grace Hood interviews George McGovern in 2009

Former Senator and 1972 Democratic Presidential Candidate George McGovern passed away over the weekend. McGovern worked as a historian before—and after—his political career.

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