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Michael Nicholson has died

Former ITN Newscaster and Reporter (December 2016)

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rob Founding member Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Sad news to report this evening...

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-12-16/veteran-itn-correspondent-michael-nicholson-dies-aged-79/


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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Didn't realise he was quite that old - somewhat the unsung hero of ITN.

And guess it's back to the edit suite for those making the 2016 obit compilations.
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LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Michael was only on AJE last year discussing his role reporting during the Vietnam War.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/reporter-discusses-media-role-vietnam-war-150428132837805.html
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Moreso sad that the death was unexpected. It occurred whilst on holiday cruise.
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itsrobert Founding member Granada North West Today
Really sad news that Michael Nicholson has passed away. He was, of course, most famous as a reporter for ITN but his work presenting the News at 545 will not be forgotten.

To that end, I thought it would be a fitting tribute to share these small gems from the archive - original master recordings of Michael's voiceovers for the programme (voiced by Simon Bates of course): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oju5usk91n37yd9/AACscAn5Sle4ALGVijg8u3nNa?dl=0
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DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Worthwhile revisiting Rob's link again, it's been heavily updated in the last couple of hours.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
For those of you who missed it, here is Alastair Stewart's tribute from tonight's News at Ten.

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Fitting Alastair fronted News at Ten tonight - clearly choked up a bit at the end there which says a lot about the class of both men.
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newsman1
As of the time at which I'm making this comment, BBC News Online doesn't have a reference to the death of Michael Nicholson (I know that BBC News and ITN are rivals but I thought there was mutual respect between those news organisations).
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Moreso sad that the death was unexpected. It occurred whilst on holiday cruise.


Has that been confirmed?

He could have been on board one of the more 'upmarket' ships as the guest speaker/on board lecturer. I know Peter Sissons and Martin Bell have regular engagements on this circuit.

Sir David Frost was on board the Queen Elizabeth for a similar speaking engagement, when he died.
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HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
As of the time at which I'm making this comment, BBC News Online doesn't have a reference to the death of Michael Nicholson (I know that BBC News and ITN are rivals but I thought there was mutual respect between those news organisations).


BBC Network Radio news are reporting on the news of his death - so it's on-line that don't appear to have noticed.
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JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
RIP, Michael. A formidable reporter and newscaster, IMO.
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