Marcus Eliason: Journalist Whose Insightful Reporting and Skillful Editing Graced AP News Wires

From an AP obit by Charles J. Hanley headlined “Longtime AP correspondent, editor Marcus Eliason dies at 75”:

Marcus Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century.

From Israel and the 1967 Six-Day War to apartheid-era South Africa and on to Afghan battlegrounds, bloody Belfast, the Iron Curtain’s fall, the handover of Hong Kong and countless other datelines and stories, Eliason witnessed and reported on some of the great world events of the 20th century’s final decades. And when that century drew to a close, it was the Eliason touch that greeted the new one.