In Memoriam -- May to August 2005

Paul Duke, 78 -- Longtime host of PBS' "Washington Week in Review" who began his journalism career at age 13, publishing a handwritten neighborhood newspaper.

Gerry Thomas, 83 -- Inventor of the Swanson's TV dinner.

"Women got used to the idea of freedom that men always had. Men said I was ruining their lives."

Gen. William Westmoreland, 91 -- Led U.S. troop build-up during the Vietnam War who sued CBS News for libel, a case that never went to trial.

"Eventually, we can and we will free this country of the terror of the Vietcong."

July 17, 2005

"This Week" did not air.

July 10, 2005

L. Patrick Gray, 88 -- FBI director from 1972 to 1973, who was "Deep Throat's" boss during the Watergate scandal. He later rebuffed President Nixon's attempts to reconcile.

"I never expected to run into a Watergate in the service of the president of the United States, and I ran into a buzz-saw, obviously."

"I was so hurt and so angry [at] this man, who had not only junked his own presidency, but junked the career of so many other people."

Vice Admiral James Stockdale, 81 -- Vietnam War prisoner of war who ran for vice president as Ross Perot's running mate in 1992.

"It is my country, and I want to have something to say about how it's protected."

Hank Stram, 82 -- Hall of Fame football coach who innovated techniques like the moving pocket and stack defense.

"Pump it in there baby. Just keep matriculating the ball down the field, boys."

July 3, 2005

Luther Vandross, 54 -- R&B singer who won eight Grammy awards and sold more than 25 million albums.

Gaylord Nelson, 89 -- Former Democratic Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator who founded Earth Day.

Shelby Foote, 88 -- Historian and author who spent 20 years writing his epic series, "The Civil War: A Narrative."

"Any understanding of this nation has to be based on understanding of the Civil War. It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads."

June 26, 2005

Paul Winchell, 82 -- Actor and ventriloquist who was the voice of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.

Shana Alexander, 79 -- Journalist who became the liberal voice of "60 Minutes" and "Point-Counterpoint" debates.

Jack Kilby, 81 -- Electrical engineer who invented the microchip. Kilby won the Nobel Prize in physics in 2000.

"I'd like to think that my work has had some contribution to society and made this at least a more comfortable place to live."

June 19, 2005

Carlo Maria Giulini, 91 -- Conductor and one of the 20th century's leading maestros. Giulini received a Grammy award 1989.

J.J. "Jake" Pickle, 91 -- Democratic U.S. congressman from Texas from 1963-1995 who helped pass major Social Security reform legislation in 1983.

Ronald Winans, 48 -- Gospel singer and member of The Winans, a pioneering quartet that helped take gospel mainstream. Winans was a five-time Grammy award winner.

June 12, 2005

Anne Bancroft, 73 -- Actress who won an Academy Award in 1962 for "The Miracle Worker," and may be best remembered for playing Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate."

Hy Peskin, 89 -- First Sports Illustrated staff photographer, who pioneered modern action photography.

Jim Exon, 83 -- Former Democratic governor of Nebraska and U.S. senator.

June 5, 2005

George Mikan, 80 -- First pro basketball superstar; named greatest player of the first half of the 20th century.

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