John Palmer

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The Biz: Celebrating the Life and Career of News Veteran John Palmer

If you were anywhere near a TV set on Jan. 28, 1986 when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, chances are you learned the news of the tragedy from NBC News correspondent John Palmer. With NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw temporarily unavailable that afternoon, it was Palmer, the newsreader for Today, who broke in with a special report and stayed with the story for hours as it unfolded.

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NBC News Veteran John Palmer Dead at 77

Anchor and correspondent John Palmer died Saturday after a brief illness, NBC News announced. He was 77.

"We are deeply saddened to share the news that we have lost a valued friend and colleague," NBC News said in a statement. "John was...read more

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'A Bridge Too Far' Preview (Cinemax)
Veteran NBC Journalist John Palmer’s Memoir Reveals ‘admiration’ for Anwar Sadat
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Credits

Year Title Description
2007 Encore With John Palmer TV Show Series, Host
2006 Prudent Advisor TV Show Series, Host
2006 Life after Life TV Show Series, Host
2006 The Informed Citizen TV Show Series, Host
1988 World Monitor TV Show Series, Anchor

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