He knew his craft well.

You probably didn’t know him, but you knew his work.

He made CBS News better.  He had a role in making “60 Minutes” great.  Before he took his talents to that broadcast, he covered breaking news.

He was a hard news guy in every sense of the word and he made his team strong.  He had stops in CBS bureaus around the country, covering everything from politics to hurricanes.  He left his mark as a senior producer, guiding the CBS “Early Show” too.

Clem Taylor died today of pancreas cancer.  He was 60 years old.

His battle lasted less than a year after diagnosis.  There are many journalists scattered around the world tonight to have said a silent prayer for this man to rest in peace.

I remember him as a terrific producer, but even more importantly, a wonderful guy.

 

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