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Don Oliver Obit
Mon June 3, 2013
Former NBC News correspondent and UM grad Don Oliver remembered as a 'hard-nosed' reporter
Longtime NBC News correspondent and University of Montana alumnus Don Oliver died last week at the age of 76. Oliver was a Billings native who worked for NBC nearly thirty years, covering everything from wars to presidential campaigns. He received a Distinguished Alumnus award from UM in 1985, and taught a semester there after he retired from NBC in the 1990's.
In this feature interview, News Director Sally Mauk talks about Oliver's career - and love of UM - with retired journalism professor and Oliver family friend, Carol Van Valkenburg. She says Oliver graduated from UM in 1958, when radio/television was a fledgling program in the journalism school...