Sat August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong: An 'Exemplary Life'

Originally published on Sat August 25, 2012 6:16 pm



James Fallows of The Atlantic joins us as he does most Saturdays. Jim, let me get your thoughts on the passing of Neil Armstrong.

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Sat August 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Neil Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies

Originally published on Sun August 26, 2012 3:28 pm

Armstrong in the lunar module after the historic moonwalk.

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, known for his words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," has died. The first man ever to walk on the moon was 82.

Update at 5:15 p.m. ET:

Armstrong's family has released a statement, saying he died following cardiovascular procedures. NASA published it here. They say, "Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job."

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Fri August 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Jerry Nelson, Puppeteer For Sesame Street's Count Von Count, Is Dead

Jerry Nelson and the character he brought to life, Count von Count.
Larry Busacca Getty Images

Jerry Nelson, who voiced many characters on Sesame Street for more than 40 years, has died.

Nelson is perhaps best known because he brought Count von Count, the purple, friendly vampire, to life.

Madalit del Barco filed this obituary for our Newscast unit:

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Wed August 22, 2012
The Two-Way

British Man Who Lost Right To Die Case Is Dead

Tony Nicklinson's wife, Jane, wipes his tears as he learns that a court has denied him the right to medically assisted suicide on Aug. 16, 2012.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Tony Nicklinson received his wish today. After losing a long court battle to get doctors to help him legally end his life, the 58-year-old profoundly disabled man passed away from 'natural causes'; one of them may have been a broken heart.

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Tue August 21, 2012
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Controverisal Ethiopian Leader Meles Zenawi Is Dead

Ethiopia announced the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Tuesday, August 21.
Khaled El-Fiqi AP

Ethiopia's longtime ruler, prime minister Meles Zenawi has died of an undisclosed illness. He was 57. Meles, as he is known, was a long-time ally of the U.S. and seen as a strong bulwark against terrorism.

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