posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 04:28 AM
Veteran television journalist Peter Harvey has died aged 68 after a four-month battle with pancreatic cancer. With four decades of reporting
behind him, Harvey was a stalwart of Australian journalism.
He was the only Australian reporter with American forces when the first Gulf War broke out, reported on the sacking of Gough Whitlam in 1975, and
traveled the globe, reporting from the White House, 10 Downing Street, and The Kremlin.
He has been called 'a journalist's journalist'. Peter was best known for his time in Canberra, covering politics with distinction and earning the
respect of politicians from all parties. But he was extraordinarily versatile - a war correspondent before his long stint in the national capital, and
then turning his hand to everything from showbiz to crime reporting to commentary for 60 Minutes after transferring to Sydney in 1997.
Peter Harvey was probably the greatest Journalist in Australian history. His work was unbiased, informative and entertaining. I've read comments
likening him to Walter Cronkite, for those Americans that may be reading this.
He is one of the old guard, who reported all the facts, and did it honestly and with integrity. In reporting politics, he had no bias or incentive,
just a commitment to bringing the public all the facts and perspectives, allowing the people to decide for themselves.
A lot of so called journos could learn from this man. I'd advise anyone who may not of heard of this man to go to youtube or elsewhere, to witness his
work for yourselves, and see how journalism should be done.
Peter Harvey, Heaven.
edit on 2-3-2013 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)