RIP - Bill McLaughlin

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Bill McLaughlin, an award-winning diplomatic and foreign correspondent who headed bureaus in Germany and Lebanon for CBS News in the late 1960s and 1970s, died early Friday. He was 76 and lived in France.

McLaughlin died from cardiac arrest in a Waterbury, Conn., hospital. He was visiting friends in the United States.

McLaughlin's television news career spanned 27 years, nearly all of it with CBS News; he left for two years in late 1979 to report for NBC News as its United Nations correspondent.