HISTORY OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL

(Includes Obituaries of Prominent Unipressers)


Last updated: Friday, February 2, 2018




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1960 World Book Encyclopedia Description of UPI



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From Encyclopedia Britannica 





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From Encyclopedia.Com 




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From Wikipedia, the Internet Encyclopedia 




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UNIPRESS - Summary of New Book on UPI's History





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Origin and Early History of UPI




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Hearst and The United Press




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E&P Profile of E.W. Scripps/Roy Howard - Part I



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E&P Profile of E.W. Scripps/Roy Howard - Part II




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1912 Letter from Scripps to Howard




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"Hell-Box House Organ"




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UP's Bickel Was Sympathetic With Russian Revolution




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UP Men Practiced Dramatics in Germany, Russia




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WWII Experiences of UP/UPI's Joe Grigg




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Frank Tremaine




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Dottie Brooks' History of UP/UPI Financial



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Dottie Brooks' History of UP/UPI Financial 





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UP/UPI Had Storied History of Moscow Correspondents




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Henry Shapiro Was 40-year Legendary UP Moscow Correspondent




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Brief Memories of Henry Shapiro, UPI's Legendary Moscow Correspondent



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More Brief Memories of Shapiro



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More-More Brief Memories of Shapiro



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More-More-More Brief Memories of Shapiro



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More-More-More-More-More-More Brief Memories of Shapiro




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More-More-More-More-More-More-More Brief Memories of Shapiro




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Aline Mosby, an Early Female Star UPI Reporter




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Newspaper Report on UP's Staffing of 1948 Olympics




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UPI Broke Story on Start of Korean War




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UP Chesterfield Cigarette Magazine Ad




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UP Story on Brown vs. Brown



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Southern Senators Ask LBJ to Run for Veep in 1960

<<<<<Merriman Smith's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Coverage of JFK's Assassination.

<<<<<Merriman Smith's Coverage of JFK's Assassination 'Burned AP to Waterline'.




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Wes Pippert Piece for 11/24/16 Press Club Event Honoring Merriman Smith

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UPI Reporter's First-Person Account of Oswald Shooting



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UPI Report from Hospital Following Oswald Shooting



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1963 UPI Story on Jack Ruby Arrest



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1963 UPI Sidebar Jack Ruby Arrest



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Merriman Smith Story on Kennedy Assassination




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Helen Thomas Copy from May 1964



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UPI Copy from 1963-1969: JFK Wire Copy/UPR Copy on Apollo 11 Moon Landing



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June 1966 UPI Memo on AP Errors in James Meredith Shooting Coverage



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The UPI Bureau (Foreign and Domestic) Directory -- November 1966



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1973 Report from Kabul by Leon Daniels
<<<<< Kate Webb, Brave/Tenacious War-Time UPI Reporter <<<<< <<<<< Kate Webb's Book on Her Time as a POW During Vietnam War to be Made Into Movie <<<<< Review of Book that Kate Webb Contributed to <<<<< Carey Mulligan to Star in Movie Based UPI's Kate Webb's Book
1975 Report from Saigon by Leon Daniels
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UPI Chapter in 1981 Scripps-Howard Handbook




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Selection of In-House UPI Newsletters




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1986 Letter from NYT Concerning Cancelation of UPI Service



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UPI's 82nd Anniversary Report



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Highlights of UPI's 82nd Year



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1991 Miami University lecture about UPI by ex-UPI President Paul Steinle 
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1992 Interview by H. L. Stevenson with Wallace Carroll




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Audio of 1993 by H.L. Stevenson with LeRoy Keller




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1995 Interview by Dick Harnett with LeRoy Keller



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1995 Interview (Part II) by Dick Harnett with LeRoy Keller



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1995 Interview by Dick Harnett with Rod Beaton



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1995 Interview by Dick Harnett with Robert Miller



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1995 Interview of Wayne Sargent by Dick Harnett - Part I



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1995 Interview of Wayne Sargent by Dick Harnett - Part II



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1995 Interview of Wayne Sargent by Dick Harnett - Part III



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Pete Willett's History of UPI Audio



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1996 Interview by Dick Harnett with George McCadden



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1996 Interview by Dick Harnett with George McCadden - Part II



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1996 Obit of Charlie Smith in Tokyo Weekender



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1996 Interview of Bob Bennyhoff by Dick Harnett



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1996 Interview of Robert Page by Dick Harnett



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1996 Interview of Robert Page by Dick Harnett -- Part II




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End of UPI Radio in 1999




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Reuters on AP's Purchase 1999 of UPI Broadcast Contracts




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Associated Press on its Purchase in 1999 of UPI Broadcast Contracts




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2000 Interview of Paul Steinle by Bob Lowry




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Reuters Story on UPI being put up for sale in early 2000



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Ken Braddick's Side of the Story (2001)



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AJR on Merriman Smith




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End of UPI Radio in 1999




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Supreme Court Upholds Brian Convictions




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Helen Thomas' Resignation




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Listing of UPI Bureau Call Letters Through the Years


U N I P R E S S E R O B I T S


<<<<< Barney Seibert Obit (1982)

HENRY SHAPIRO <<<<< Henry Shapiro Obit (1991) - UPI <<<<< Henry Shapiro's Obit (1991) - The New York Times <<<<< Henry Shapiro's Wife's Obit (2005) - The New York Times


** DAN CARMICHAEL OBITS ** <<<<< Dan Carmichael UPI Obit (1992) <<<<< Dan Carmichael Obit in Washington Post


<<<<< H.L. Stevenson Obit

** BOB MUSEL OBITS ** <<<<< Bob Musel Obit (1999) by Greg Jensen <<<<< Bob Musel Obit (1999) in London Telegraph


** EARNEST HOBERECHT OBITS (1999) ** <<<<<UPI Obit on Retired Asia Executive Earnest Hoberecht <<<<< Earnest Hoberecht Obit in Sydney Morning Herald <<<<<1957 Newsday Piece on Earnest Hoberecht <<<<< John F. Barton's on Earnest Hoberecht <<<<< Bill Wright on Earnest Hoberecht <<<<<The New York Times Obit on Retired Asia Executive Earnest Hoberecht


** STANLEY WHITAKER OBITS (1999) **


<<<<< Stanley Whitaker Obit <<<<< Pete Willett Remembers Stanley Whitaker <<<<< More Pete Willett on Stanley Whitaker
<<<<< Toshio Sakai Obit

** TOM MCGANN OBITS (2000) **


<<<<< UPI's Obit on Tom McGann <<<<< Tom McGann in Chicago Sun-Times
<<<<< Mike Hughes Obit <<<<< Roger Bennett Obit <<<<< Dick Harnett Obit <<<<< Pete Willett Obit <<<<< Travis Hughs Obit <<<<< Haynes Thompson Obit <<<<< Mary Tobin Obit <<<<< Grant Dillman Obit <<<<< Bryce Miller Obit <<<<< Howard K. Smith Obit <<<<< Rod Beaton's Obit <<<<< John Callcott Obit <<<<< Don Reed Obit <<<<< Vernon Scott Obit <<<<< Ray Doherty Obit <<<<< Boyd DeWolf Lewis Obit <<<<< Carey Womack Obit <<<<< Rounelle Martin Obit <<<<< Tim Robinson Obit <<<<< Charlie McCarty Obit <<<<< Ruth Gmeiner Frandsden Obit <<<<< Bob Bennyhoff Obit <<<<< Robert C. Miller Obit <<<<< Ivan Zverina Obit
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Jim Pecora Obit

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Jack Lesar Obit

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Joe Morgan Obit

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** LEON DANIEL OBITS (2006) **


Leon Daniel Obit

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Leon Daniel Obit (AP)

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Leon Daniel Obit (UPI)
Leon Daniel Obit (AP)

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** KATE WEBB OBITS (2007) **


<<<<< The New York Times Obit on Kate Webb <<<<< The Washington Post Obit on Kate Webb <<<<< UPI Obit on Kate Webb <<<<< AP Obit on Kate Webb <<<<< Agence France-Presse Obit on Kate Webb <<<<< Reuters Obit on Kate Webb <<<<< The Guardian Obit on Kate Webb <<<<< The Los Angeles Times Obit on Kate Webb <<<<< Transcript of NPR Program Week Kate Webb died
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Les Ziffren Obit (DH)

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Frank Beatty Obit
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Jerry Witcher Obit
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Lonnie Falk Obit
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Sonja Hillgren Obit
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Frank Tremaine Obit
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Pye Chamberlayne Obit
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Jud Dixon Obit

** LUCIEN CARR OBITS (2005) **


Lucien Carr (UPI)
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Lucien Carr (AP)
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Lucien Carr (Reuters)
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Lucien Carr (The Columbia Spectator)
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Lucien Carr (The Daily Telegraph, London)
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Lucien Carr (The New York Times)
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Lucien Carr (The Los Angeles Times)
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Lucien Carr (The Washington Post)
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Lucien Carr (London Financial Times)
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Lucien Carr (Providence Journal)
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Lucien Carr (New York Daily News)
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Lucien Carr (Gerald Nicosia, author of biography of Kerouac)
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Mack Sisk
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** PRESTON MCGRAW OBITS (2009) **


Preston McGraw (UPI)
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Preston McGraw (The Dallas Morning News)
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Don Martin
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Stan Hall - 2017



Edwin Newman
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Al Kaff Obit 
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<<<<<Los Angeles Times Obit on Terrance McGarry.
Michael L. Posner Obit 
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** TONY MILLER OBITS (2011) **


<<<<<UPI Obit on Tony Miller. <<<<<Baltimore Sun Obit on Tony Miller. <<<<<Viva Cuernavaca Obit on Tony Miller.

** STAN STEARNS OBITS (2012) **


<<<<<The New York Times Obit on Stan Stearns, UPI photographer who took iconic photo of "John-John" saluting JFK's casket in 1963. <<<<< UPI obit on Stan Stearns

** HELEN THOMAS OBITS (2013) **


AP obit on Helen Thomas UPI obit on Helen Thomas Washington Post obit on Helen Thomas New York Times obit on Helen Thomas NBC News obit on Helen Thomas CBS News obit on Helen Thomas Former UPI staffer Dean Reynolds Remembers Helen Thomas USA Today columnist: Helen Thomas paved way for my career What Helen Thomas Taught Us: The Washington Post Washington Post View on Helen Thomas' Impact of Women in Journalism NBC News' View on Helen Thomas' Impact of Women in Journalism Bloomberg obit on Helen Thomas Reuters obit on Helen Thomas Politico obit on Helen Thomas Detroit Free Press obit on Helen Thomas Mark Knoller/CBS News obit on Helen Thomas CNN obit on Helen Thomas Forbes obit on Helen Thomas Deadline.com obit on Helen Thomas

** MARIO VAZQUEZ RANA OBITS (2015) **


<<<<< UPI Obit on Mario Vazquez Rana <<<<< Washington Post Obit on Mario Vazquez Rana <<<<< Reuters Obit on Mario Vazquez Rana <<<<< Associated Press Obit on Mario Vazquez Rana

** DAVID WIESSLER OBITS (2015) **


<<<<< David Wiessler's Obit in Reuter's The Baron <<<<< David Wiessler's Obit by Reuters <<<<< David Wiessler's Obit in Washingtonian Magazine <<<<< UPI Colleague of Wiessler's Comments After His Death
<<<<< Obit of Peggy Polk - 2015

** ALVIN WEBB JR. OBITS **


UPI obit on Al Webb - 2015
The Telegraph obit on Al Webb - 2015

Washington Post obit on Arnaud de Borchgrave - 2015

** JOHN HERBERS OBITS **


<<<<<The New York Times Obit of John Herbers - 2017 <<<<< The Washington Post Obit of John Herbers - 2017
<<<<< Obit of Ex-Unipresser Robert Phelps - 2017 Obit on Larry Lorenz - 2017
Obit on Norman Sandler - 2017
Obit on Robert Gordon - 2017

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