At CBS News, we were shocked and saddened in the newsroom today when we got word that Richard Threlkeld was killed this morning in a car wreck on Long Island. Dick Threlkeld was a CBS News correspondent who covered the world. We liked him because he was our friend and we admired him because of what he could do with words.
Dick was 74. He's survived by his wife, the former CBS News correspondent Betsy Aaron, two children and two grandchildren. Dick taught a generation of CBS correspondents how to write. None of us did as well.
"CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley looks back at his varied and impressive career.