Other notable deaths

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

March 21, 2006

Bill Beutel, 75, the longtime television news anchor and host of the show that became ABC's Good Morning America, died Saturday at his home in Pinehurst, N.C. The cause of death was not disclosed.

In 1975, Mr. Beutel hosted AM America, the network's national morning news show. His sign-off, "Good luck and be well," closed WABC's nightly local newscast for more than 30 years.

Mr. Beutel, who won several Emmy awards and a Peabody award, began as a radio reporter in his hometown of Cleveland. He started working in television in 1962, appearing as a reporter for ABC national news and as an anchor for the local evening newscast.

After a stint as ABC's London bureau chief, where he worked with Peter Jennings, Mr. Beutel returned to New York to man the local anchor desk in 1970.

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