March 29, 2009 -- John Hope Franklin, 94 -- Historian and author. His research changed public thought about slavery and Reconstruction and helped the NAACP win Brown v. Board of Education.
Jack Dreyfus, 95 -- Mutual fund innovator.
Irving R. Levine, 86 -- TV journalism pioneer. He covered world affairs and economics for NBC News for 45 years.
THIS WEEK THE PENTAGON RELEASED THE NAMES OF 6 SOLDIERS AND MARINES KILLED IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN:
Army PFC Adam J. Hardt, 19, of Avondale, Ariz.
Marine LCpl Daniel J. Geary, 22, of Rome, N.Y.
Marine Cpl Anthony L. Williams, 21, of Oxford, Pa.
Marine Cpl Michael W. Ouellette, 28, of Manchester, N.H.
Army SGT Jose R. Escobedo Jr, 32, of Albuquerque, N.M.
Army SSG Raphael A. Futrell, 26, of Anderson, S.C.