Hal Goodman, 82, an award-winning comedy writer who wrote...


September 07, 1997

Hal Goodman, 82, an award-winning comedy writer who wrote monologues for Johnny Carson, Flip Wilson, Jack Benny and a young Bob Hope, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. Over the years, Mr. Goodman also worked with Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra, Steve Allen, Imogene Coca, Carol Burnett, Jackie Gleason, David Letterman and others.

Lyle Nelson, 79, creator of the John S. Knight fellowship program for professional journalists and a professor emeritus at Stanford University, died Friday in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. Nelson founded the Knight fellowships in 1966 and was its director from 1969 to 1985. More than 600 journalists have attended the nine-month program, a West Coast counterpart to the Nieman fellowships at Harvard University.

Edward Wyllis Scripps, 88, the longtime president of Scripps League Newspapers, died Thursday in Charlottesville, Va., after a long illness. He became chairman and president of Scripps League Newspapers Inc. in 1931, expanding its holdings to 51 publications nationwide. Last year, he sold the chain to Pulitzer Publishing Co. for $230 million.

Pub Date: 9/07/97

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