From the web: “Jack Perkins, NBC Reporter and ‘Biography’ Host, Dies at 85”

He was a familiar face on TV for more than two decades, covering the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and other big stories. Jack Perkins, a former NBC News reporter and anchor and host of the A&E program “Biography,” died on Monday at his home in Nokomis, Fla., near Sarasota. He was 85.

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