A longtime NBC News correspondent who covered major events including the civil war in El Salvador and the civil rights movement in the U.S. has died. The New York Times reports that Don Oliver died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 76.
Oliver died of complications from Lewy body dementia, the story reports.
Oliver worked for NBC from the mid-1960s until 1992, and as a national correspondent covered events such as the assassination and funeral of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In the 1980s, he focused on environmental stories, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
After retiring from NBC, Oliver taught journalism at the University of Montana and consulted to the media industry.