From our archives: Skaneateles ham radio operator aids journalist in Africa

Edward Paddock Morgan was a prominent journalist who reported for newspapers and television and radio services like PBS, ABC and CBS. He co‑anchored ABC’s television coverage of John F. Kennedy’s assassination and presidential nominating conventions. He also sat on the press panel at the second debate between Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960. He might be most famous for his coverage of the collision of the ocean liners S.S. Andrea Doria and S.S. Stockholm off the coast of Massachusetts for ABC Radio. His 14‑year‑old daughter had been aboard the Andrea Doria and was presumed dead, but Morgan continued to cover the event, never telling listeners about his own personal tragedy.

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