Hasan Pulur, 83
TURKISH JOURNALIST Hasan Pulur died Sunday, Nov. 29. He was 83.
Pulur was a columnist for Milliyet where his column “Olaylar ve İnsanlar” (Incidents and People) had been published since 1988. He also worked as a news coordinator at the daily Hürriyet from 1979 to 1986. Pulur first worked for the art magazine Dönüm (Turning).
Republican People’s Party Leader Kemal KılıçdaroğluIn was among the many who conveyed their sadness over the passing of Pulur. “My condolences to all of us and to the media. Hasan Pulur was one of the best columnists who expressed the best examples of both humor and news,” he said in “Veteran journalist Hasan Pulur dies at 83” (HurriyetDailyNews.com, Nov. 30, 2015).
He is survived by his son Bülent Pulur.
Harry Radliffe II, 66
African-American producer Harry Anderson Radliffe II died Tuesday, December 1. He was 66.
He was producer for CBS’ 60 Minutes and the network’s bureau chief. He lost a 7-year battle with colon cancer diagnosed in 2008.
Radliffe’s career in journalism began in 1971 when he worked as a reporter at KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon. He then moved to CBS News’ Washington bureau as an assistant editor. He became an associate producer for ABC News before returning to CBS to work as producer for Evening News with Walter Cronkite.
In 1980, Radliffe was sent to London where he would become the bureau chief in 1986. Returning to New York in 1988, he worked as senior producer for CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes.
Radliffe and his works were recalled in “Remembering Harry Radliffe II” (CBSNews.com, Dec. 1, 2015): “Harry’s enormous body of work at 60 Minutes – nearly 100 stories in all – is notable for its tremendous range. He visited cities in the Middle East, forests in Central Africa and, through a telescope, the farthest reaches of outer space. His profiles were no less diverse – a roster that included LeBron James, Toni Morrison and Elon Musk.”
Colleague Jeff Fager said “It is hard to imagine not having Harry with us anymore. He has been an essential part of our lives, our broadcast, and our entire news organization. His body of work is among the most remarkable and diverse in 60 Minutes history. He was elegant, decent and a wonderful friend to so many of us. We are all better off that Harry was in our lives. We will miss him very much.” (“60 Minutes’ producer Harry Radliffe II has died”, Dec. 1, 2015)
He is survived by his brother and sister.