Aged 84, he was not in great shape physically. This was one of the last interviews he would ever do. In October he survived a six-hour operation to remove scar tissue on his lungs.
A Remembrance from Bob Gibson A native of Cincinnati, Palmer was a handsome and an imposing figure at about 6' 7'' and was always a pleasure to have as a newsroom colleague.
We met at WCBS, New York in early where Palmer spent more than a decade in a career which began at age 20 in the Army where he distinguished himself as a combat correspondent for Armed Forces Radio. In one instance, in earlywe're told that Palmer Payne was able to make a recording while parachuting behind enemy lines with the th Airborne Regimental Combat Team.
Palmer earned a flurry of military accolades including the Korean Service Medal with four battle stars. As exhilarating as all of that was, it was just the beginning of a civilian career that spanned parts of five decades and began in Lynn, Massachusetts, and included subsequent broadcast stops in New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York before Payne began making a name for himself as an anchorman and reporter at Boston's WNAC, WRKO, and the Yankee Network.
It was the outset of a year stint in the Big Apple, where this tall, lean man, with a baritone voice delivered the news locally on "88" and later on several other stations plus on ABC Radio coast-to-coast.
Despite his size and his sound, Palmer was as friendly as they came and had no problem in good hours or bad delivering the stream of important stories that was NewsRadio You can hear the wonderful clatter of typewriters as he speaks to me in the old "88" newsroom.
The original recording was made on a Sony that was kin to the device WCBS's field reporters were using at the time.
I did the interview for a school report on the news media. Donnelly and I covered the waterfront, including discussing the story he found the toughest to put on the air RFK's assassination, when Donnelly was still at WNEW-AM, where my grandfather, Dave Sohmer, worked as an engineerthe quest for objectivity amidst the rise of advocacy journalism a trend he said bothered him a great dealand radio's role as a source of news and the high bar set by the WCBS news team to report with immediacy and accuracy.
I am struck today, as I was as a boy, by Donnelly's unshakable integrity. These clips convey why he is truly one of the great standard bearers of modern broadcast journalism. Kling, Highland Park, N. Howard, who was married to the actress Julie Halston, had undergone a lung transplant in “[A] disinterested examination of our system of sexual relationship must point out that the situation between the sexes now, and throughout history, is a relationship of dominance and subordinance.
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