Latest People Remembered

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
Helen Rowan
The event was billed as a celebration of the life of Helen Rowan, and what a life it was. The wife of former OPC President Roy Rowan died on November 19, 2013 but the Rowan family waited until early February to pack...
Thursday, 29 Aug 2013
Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas was a legend as a White House correspondent but she will be remembered best for breaking down barriers against women journalists. Thomas, who was 92, died July 20 at her home in Washington D.C. She joined the OPC in...

Thursday, 29 Aug 2013
Naomi Barry

Naomi Barry, an OPC member since 1964, died May 14. She was 95 and a long-time Paris resident who lived on the Quai d'Orsay. Considered the doyenne of Gourmet correspondents, she savored life and liked to describe herself and her...

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013
Bruce Dunning

Bruce Dunning, the CBS News correspondent whose 1975 television report on the last flight from Da Nang vividly captured the frantic end of the Vietnam War, died this afternoon in New York at the age of 73. He became an OPC...

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012
Punch answers questions on June 16, 1971, at a news conference about the publica

In my remembrances of Punch Sulzberger, one episode endures as the most revealing of his devotion to the mission of The New York Times and American journalism. The episode unfolded at a meeting in 1968 where we...

Sunday, 26 Feb 2012

George Esper, an Associated Press reporter who covered the Vietnam War for a decade and was among the few western journalists who refused to join the U.S.-run evacuation of foreigners as Saigon fell to communist forces in 1975,...

Thursday, 23 Feb 2012
Barney Rosset

OPC member Barney Rosset, the flamboyant, provocative publisher who helped change the course of publishing in the United States under his Grove Press imprint and winning celebrated First Amendment slugfests against censorship,...

Sunday, 15 Jan 2012
Richard Threlkeld in 1982.

Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday...

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011
Albert E. Kaff

Albert E. Kaff, 91, died of a heart attack at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25. He had been an OPC member since 1962 and was a longtime foreign correspondent and vice...

Friday, 14 Oct 2011

Yu (Fish) Wei, 91, a longtime spokesman for the Nationalist Chinese government, died of cancer September 26 in Palo Alto, California.