Former reporter and editor for The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for his coverage of the Soviet Union.
He earned a BA in American History and Literature from Williams College, where he was a brother of Alpha Delta Phi.
He won an Emmy Award for producing the PBS show Frontline.
He married Susan Zox Eidneberg in 1987.
He once covered -- and interviewed -- Martin Luther King Jr. for the New York Times.