Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

September 29, 2002

Arthur Lord,

60, an Emmy Award-winning television news producer who as NBC's Saigon bureau chief risked his life to evacuate more than 100 Vietnamese in the last days of the war, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. A cause of death was not released.

During his four-decade career, Mr. Lord covered the wars in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, the Apollo moon landings and the Iran hostage crisis. He won two Emmys and a Peabody.

Mr. Lord, a New York native, began working for NBC in 1966 after three years in the Air Force as a public information officer.

He was hired as a news writer and producer. In 1971, the network made him an on-air correspondent and sent him to Saigon to cover the war in Vietnam. He filed reports for 18 months before leaving to head the network's Houston bureau.

He returned to Asia in 1975 as Saigon bureau chief. There, he arranged the evacuation of 104 Vietnamese NBC employees and their families in the last days of the war.

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