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Peter Maas -- b.6/27/1929 d.8/23/2001 (72)
Author, Journalist

Vicki Mabrey -- b.4/3/1956
TV Shows: 60 Minutes II

Thomas Babington Macaulay -- b.10/25/1800 d.12/28/1859 (59)
Essayist, Historian, Statesman, English

Martha MacCallum -- b.1/31/1964

Bernard MacFadden -- b.8/16/1868 d.10/12/1955 (87)
Misc: Physical Culture Magazine, True Story Magazine, True Romances, True Detective Mysteries Magazine

Fritz Machlup -- b.12/15/1902 d.1/30/1983 (80)

Henry Mackenzie -- b.8/26/1745 d.1/14/1831 (85)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Newsperson, Scotish

Catherine Mackin -- b.8/28/1939 d.11/20/1982 (43)
Newscaster, Journalist

Archibald MacLeish -- b.5/7/1892 d.4/20/1982 (89)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Journalist

Rod MacLeish -- b.1/15/1926 d.7/1/2006 (80)
Writer, Journalist, Commentator

Daniel MacMillan -- b.9/13/1813 N.S. d.6/27/1857 N.S. (43)
Publisher, Scotish
Misc: MacMillan & Co. bookseller founder

Robert MacNeil -- b.1/19/1931
Newscaster, Journalist, Canadian
Misc: CBC, Reuters, NBC, BBC
TV Shows: MacNeil-Lehrer Report

James MacPherson -- b.10/27/1736 d.2/17/1796 (59)
Author, Poet, Historian, Scotish

John MacVane -- b.4/29/1912 d.1/28/1984 (71)
Newscaster, Correspondent
TV Shows: ABC News

Rachel Maddow -- b.4/1/1973
Newsperson, Political Commentator

Johnny Maddox -- b.8/4/1927 N.S. d.11/27/2018 N.S. (91)
Historian, Pianist, Bandleader
Misc: honky tonk; collector of musical memorabilia

Alfred Thayer Mahan -- b.9/27/1840 d.12/1/1914 (74)
Misc: served 40 years in the U.S Navy.

Eugene T. Maleska -- b.1/6/1916 d.8/3/1993 (77)
Misc: N.Y. Times crossword puzzle

Michelle Malkin -- b.10/20/1970
Author, Columnist, Internet Website Blogger
Misc: political commentator

Dumas Malone -- b.1/10/1892 d.12/27/1986 (94)
Author, Historian
Misc: the author of an authoritative multivolume biography of Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Robert Malthus -- b.2/17/1766 d.12/23/1834 (68)
Author, Philosopher, Economist, English

Leonard Maltin -- b.12/18/1950
Author, Movie Critic, Historian
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: movie expert
TV Shows: Entertainment Tonight

Suzanne Malveaux -- b.12/4/1966

William Manchester -- b.4/1/1922 N.S. d.6/1/2004 N.S. (82)
Author, Historian, Biographer
Book Titles: Death Of A President

Frank F. Mankiewicz -- b.5/16/1924 d.10/23/2014 (90)
Writer, Journalist, Columnist

Herman J. Mankiewicz -- b.11/7/1897 d.3/5/1953 (55)
Critic, Screenwriter, Journalist
Movie Titles: Citizen Kane (screenplay co-written with Orson Welles)

Marya Mannes -- b.11/14/1904 d.9/13/1990 (85)
Author, Writer, Critic, Journalist

Karl Mannheim -- b.3/27/1893 d.1/9/1947 (53)
Sociologist, Historian, German

Dave Marash -- b.5/3/1942
TV Shows: 20/20

Jean Paul Marat -- b.5/24/1743 d.7/13/1793 (50)
Writer, Revolutionary, Journalist, Politician, French

Christopher Marcantel -- b.6/7/1958
Editor, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Nurse

Richard Maribaum -- b.5/26/1909 d.1/4/1991 (81)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Commentator, Movie Producer
Misc: wrote most Cubby Broccoli-produced James Bond movie

Lester Markel -- b.1/9/1894 d.10/23/1977 (83)
Lecturer, Journalist, Editor, Educator
Misc: New York Times

Johnny D. Marks -- b.11/10/1909 d.9/3/1985 (75)
Publisher, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter
Misc: some say b. 1903 or 1910
Song Titles: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (songwriter)

Albert Marquis -- b.1/12/1854 d.??/??/????
Misc: Who's Who in America

Don Robert Marquis -- b.7/29/1878 d.12/29/1937 (59)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Humorist, Journalist

Jim Marrs -- b.12/5/1943 N.S. d.8/2/2017 N.S. (73)
Author, Journalist
Book Titles: Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

John Martin -- b.12/3/1931
Newscaster, Journalist

John Martin -- b.8/3/1915 d.1/3/1987 (71)
Journalist, Diplomat

Judith Martin -- b.9/13/1938 N.S.
Author, Journalist, Columnist, Actress
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.
Misc: Miss Manners the etiquette authority

Ron Martin -- b.10/8/1937

Charles Marvin -- b.10/7/1858 d.6/5/1943 (84)
Inventor, Weatherman
Misc: the clinometer that figures height of clouds over airports

Edgar Lee Masters -- b.8/23/1868 d.3/5/1950 (81)
Poet, Dramatist, Biographer, Attorney
Misc: b. Sep?

"Bat" Masterson -- b.11/26/1853 d.10/25/1921 (67)
Hero, Scout, Journalist, Columnist, Statesman, Farmer
Names/Places: RFMN:William Barclay
Misc: Laborer; Buffalo Hunter; Army Scout; Saloon Owner; Gambler; Lawman; Sportsman; Gunman; Boxing Promoter; Dodge City deputy; Ford County sheriff

Boyd Matson -- b.4/26/1947
Correspondent, TV Host
Names/Places: born in Oklamoma City
TV Shows: Today, USA Today on TV, World News Now, National Geographic Explorer

François Mauriac -- b.10/11/1885 N.S. d.9/1/1970 N.S. (84)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Critic, Dramatist, Journalist, French

André Maurois -- b.7/26/1885 d.10/9/1967 (82)
Author, Novelist, Essayist, Biographer, French
Names/Places: RN:Emile Salomon Herzog

Elsa Maxwell -- b.5/24/1883 d.11/1/1963 (80)
Writer, Columnist, Socialite, TV Hostess
Misc: Famous Hollywood partier (1930's-50's)

Robert Maxwell -- b.6/10/1923 d.11/5/1991 (68)
Jewish, Publisher, Zillionaire, British, Czech
Names/Places: RN:Jan Ludwick Hoch
Misc: New York Daily News owner, Maxwell Communications Corp., Mirror Group of Newspapers

Robert C. Maynard -- b.6/17/1937 d.8/17/1993 (56) or 8/18/1993 (56)
Journalist, Publisher, Editor

Alexander McAdie -- b.8/4/1863 d.11/1/1943 (80)

Mary Margaret McBride -- b.11/16/1899 d.4/7/1976 (76)
Commentator, TV/Radio Actress, TV Hostess
Misc: famous radio interviewer of the 1930-40's

John K. M. McCaffery -- b.11/30/1913 d.10/3/1983 (69)
Editor, TV Host
Misc: American Mercury magazine
TV Shows: Author Meets the Critics, What's the Story

Sarah McClendon -- b.7/8/1910 d.1/8/2003 (92)
Misc: a long time White House reporter who covered presidential politics for a half century.

Samuel Sidney McClure -- b.2/17/1857 d.3/21/1949 (92)
Publisher, Editor

Robert McCormick -- b.8/9/1911 d.9/4/1985 (74)
TV Shows: NBC News

Robert Rutherford McCormick -- b.7/30/1880 d.4/1/1955 (74)
Publisher, Editor
Misc: Chicago Tribune

David McCullough -- b.7/7/1933
Author, Lecturer, Historian, Narrator
Book Titles: The Path Between the Seas, Truman, John Adams

Mary Elizabeth McDonough -- b.5/4/1961
Journalist, Actress, Director
TV Shows: The Waltons (as Erin Walton), The New Adventures of Old Christine (as Mrs. Wilhote)
Movie Titles: Mortuary, Heaven Sent

Mark McEwen -- b.9/16/1954
TV Shows: CBS This Morning

Frank McGee -- b.9/12/1921 d.4/17/1974 (52)
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: NBC News, Today Show (1971-74)

Charles Howard McIlwain -- b.3/15/1871 d.6/1/1968 (97)
Author, Historian, Educator

Jim McKay -- b.9/24/1921 d.6/7/2008 (86)
Journalist, Commentator, Sports Writer, Sportscaster, MLB Owner
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; RN:James Kenneth McManus
Misc: host and commentator of ABC's Olympic coverage and "Wide World of Sports" show since 1961; 12-time Emmy winner; also given Peabody Award in 1988 and Life Achievement Emmy in 1990; became part owner of Baltimore Orioles in 1993.
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (part owner)
TV Shows: ABC's Wide World of Sports (host)

Ruth McKenney -- b.11/18/1911 d.7/25/1972 (60)
Writer, Journalist

John "WRONG!" McLaughlin -- b.3/29/1927 N.S. d.8/16/2016 N.S. (89)
Commentator, Editor, Columnist, TV Host, TV Producer
Names/Places: MN:Joseph
TV Shows: McLaughlin Group, One on One

Andrew McNally -- b.3/4/1836 d.5/7/1904 (68)
Publisher, Businessperson, Irish
Misc: co-founder of Rand McNally & Co.

William Hardy McNeill -- b.10/31/1917 d.7/8/2016 N.S. (98)
Historian, Canadian
Misc: whose book "The Rise of the West" covering the entire span of recorded human history, had a major effect on historical theory.
Book Titles: The Rise of the West

Norris McWhirter -- b.8/12/1925 d.4/19/2004 (78)
Publisher, Brewer, British
Names/Places: Ross's twin
Book Titles: The Guinness Book of World Records

Ross McWhirter -- b.8/12/1925 d.11/27/1975 (50)
Publisher, Brewer, British
Names/Places: Norris's twin
Book Titles: The Guinness Book of World Records

James Meade -- b.6/23/1907 d.12/22/1995 (88)
Economist, English

Walter Mears -- b.1/11/1935
Journalist, Editor
Misc: a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with the Associated Press and hall of fame political writer.

Joseph Medill -- b.4/6/1823 d.3/16/1899 (75)
Journalist, Canadian
Misc: who from 1855 built the Chicago Tribune into a powerful newspaper.

Frederic Melcher -- b.4/12/1879 d.3/9/1963 (83)
Children's Author, Publisher

H. L. Mencken -- b.9/12/1880 d.1/29/1956 (75)
Author, Essayist, Lexicographer, Critic, Satirist, Journalist, Editor, Columnist
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore; RFMN:Henry Louis; d. in Baltimore

Thomas Corwin Mendenhall -- b.10/4/1841 d.3/23/1924 (82)
Physicist, Meterologist
Misc: the first to propose the use of a ring pendulum for measuring absolute gravity.

Dr. Karl A. Menninger -- b.7/22/1893 d.7/18/1990 (96)
Author, Lecturer, Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Columnist, Social Reformer, Educator
Misc: Hospital administrator; Moralist; Conservationalist; Dean of psychiatry & co-founder of Menninger Foundation

Maria Menounos -- b.6/8/1978
Correspondent, Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: One Tree Hill, E.T., Access Hollywood

Edwin Meredith -- b.12/23/1876 d.6/17/1928 (51)
Publisher, Businessperson
Misc: Better Homes & Garden founder

Eugene Meyer -- b.10/31/1875 d.7/17/1959 (83)
Misc: Washington Post publisher 1933-46

Russ Meyer -- b.3/21/1922 d.9/18/2004 (82)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Producer/Director, Cinematographer
Movie Titles: Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, Mondo Topless, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Jules Michelet -- b.8/21/1798 d.2/8/1874 (75)
Historian, French

Drew Middleton -- b.10/14/1913 d.1/10/1990 (76)

Pippa Middleton -- b.9/6/1983
Author, Columnist, Socialite, English

Alyssa Milano -- b.12/19/1972
Columnist, TV/Movie Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer, Video Game Voice Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; MN:Jayne
Misc: was a big singer in Japan in the late 1980s decade
Song Titles: Voices That Care
Album Titles: Look in My Heart, Alyssa, Locked Inside a Dream, Do You See Me?
TV Shows: Who's the Boss (as Samantha Micelli), Melrose Place (as Jenny Mancini), Charmed (as Phoebe Halliwell), Romantically Challenged, Mistresses, My Name is Earl (as Billie Cunningham)
Movie Titles: Fear, Dickie Roberts (former child star)
Video Games: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Dana Milbank -- b.4/27/1968
Misc: political journalist

James Mill -- b.4/6/1773 N.S. d.6/23/1836 N.S. (63)
Philosopher, Historian, Economist, Scotish
Misc: Utilitarianist

John Stuart Mill -- b.5/20/1806 d.5/8/1873 (66)
Philosopher, Economist, English
Misc: political; Utilitarian

Joaquin Miller -- b.9/8/1837 d.2/17/1913 (75)
Poet, Frontiersman, Journalist
Names/Places: RN: Cincinnatus Heine Miller; NN: Poet of the Sierras

John Miller -- b.5/5/1958

Judith Miller -- b.1/2/1948

Merle Miller -- b.5/17/1919 d.6/10/1986 (67)
Author, Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Historian, Gay

Perry G. Miller -- b.2/25/1905 d.12/9/1963 (58)
Historian, Professor

Irving Mills -- b.1/16/1894 d.4/21/1985 (91)
Publisher, Lyricist, Singer, Bandleader
Misc: manager; Black music promoter Manager

Andrea Mitchell -- b.10/30/1946
Newscaster, Journalist

Samuel Mitchell -- b.3/20/1792 d.12/20/1868 (76)
Geographer, Publisher

Wesley C. Mitchell -- b.8/5/1874 d.10/29/1948 (74)

Jessica Mitford -- b.9/11/1917 d.7/23/1996 (78)
Author, Journalist, English
Book Titles: The American Way Of Death

Nancy Mitford -- b.11/28/1904 d.6/30/1973 (68)
Novelist, Biographer, English

Franco Modigliani -- b.6/18/1918 d.9/25/2003 (85)

Clark Mollenhoff -- b.4/16/1921 d.3/2/1991 (69)
Author, Journalist, Columnist, Attorney/Lawyer

Theodor Mommsen -- b.11/30/1817 d.11/1/1903 (85)
Author, Historian, German

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta -- b.9/20/1833 d.2/10/1918 (84)
Soldier, Journalist, Pacifist, Italian
Misc: Nationalist

Bill Monroe -- b.7/17/1920 d.2/17/2011 (90)
Newscaster, Journalist, TV Producer, Panelist
TV Shows: Meet The Press (moderator 1975-84 & panelist)

Harriet Monroe -- b.12/23/1860 d.9/26/1936 (75)
Poet, Editor
Misc: founder of Poetry Magazine

Eugenio Montale -- b.10/12/1896 d.9/12/1981 (84)
Poet, Translator, Critic, Editor, Italian

Leigh Montville -- b.7/20/1943 N.S.
Author, Columnist, Sports Writer

Jim Moody -- b.9/2/1935
Economist, Congressperson

Natalie Morales -- b.6/6/1972
Correspondent, Journalist, Taiwan
TV Shows: Today Show

Julie Moran -- b.1/10/1962
TV Shows: Entertainment Tonight, ABC's Wide World Of Sports

Ward Morehouse -- b.11/24/1899 d.3/1/1967 (67)
Dramatist/Playwright, Stage Critic, Columnist

Edward P. Morgan -- b.6/23/1910 d.1/27/1993 (82)
Newscaster, Commentator

Piers Morgan -- b.3/30/1965
Editor, TV Host

Robin Morgan -- b.1/29/1941
Author, Poet, Lecturer, Journalist, TV Actress
TV Shows: Mama (as Dagmar)

Samuel Elliot Morison -- b.7/9/1887 d.5/15/1976 (88)
Historian, Biographer

Christopher Darlington Morley -- b.5/5/1890 d.3/28/1957 (66)
Novelist, Quaker, Journalist, American
Names/Places: MN:Darlington

George Pope Morris -- b.10/10/1802 d.7/6/1864 (61)
Poet, Journalist, Editor, Songwriter

Jan Morris -- b.10/2/1926
Author, Writer, Historian, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)

Richard Brandon Morris -- b.7/24/1904 d.3/3/1989 (84)
Historian, Educator
Misc: American history

Herbert Morrison -- b.5/14/1905 d.1/10/1989 (83)
Misc: Live radio broadcaster of the 1937 German Hindenberg airship crash

Toni Morrison -- b.2/18/1931
Novelist, Essayist, Editor, Professor
Names/Places: RN:Chloe Anthony Wofford
Book Titles: The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977), Beloved (1987)

Bruce Morton -- b.10/28/1930 d.9/5/2014 (83)
Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: of CBS

Julius Sterling Morton -- b.4/22/1832 d.4/27/1902 (70)
Scientist, Agriculturalist, Editor
Misc: founded Arbor Day; Newspaper editor

Barry Moser -- b.10/15/1940
Wood Designer, Engraver, Publisher

Howard Moss -- b.1/22/1922 d.9/16/1987 (65)
Misc: The New Yorker poetry editor

William Motherwell -- b.10/13/1797 d.11/1/1835 (38)
Poet, Journalist, Scotish

Arthur Motley -- b.8/22/1900 d.5/30/1984 (83)
Misc: Parade Magazine

John Lothrop Motley -- b.4/15/1814 d.5/29/1877 (63)
Historian, Diplomat

Frank Mott -- b.4/4/1886 d.10/23/1964 (78)
Journalist, Historian, Educator

Bill Moyers -- b.6/5/1934
Author, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Minister, Government Official, TV Host, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Hugo, OK; MN:Don
Misc: press secretary of President Lyndon Baines Johnson
TV Shows: CBS, PBS, Bill Moyers Journal

Roger Mudd -- b.2/9/1928
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.; descendant of Dr. Samuel Mudd
Misc: TV's Mr. Washington DC reporter
TV Shows: CBS News, NBC News

Malcolm Muggeridge -- b.3/24/1903 d.11/14/1990 (87)
Writer, Critic, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Editor, Educator, British
Names/Places: MN:Thomas
Misc: WWII spy

David Muir -- b.11/8/1973
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: ABC News, 20/20, ABC's World News Now

Malcolm Muir -- b.7/19/1885 d.1/30/1979 (93)
Publisher, Businessperson, Executive
Misc: Business Week, Newsweek

Lewis Mumford -- b.10/19/1895 d.1/26/1990 (94)
Critic, Philosopher, Sociologist, Historian
Misc: City Planner

Orson Munn -- b.6/11/1824 d.2/28/1907 (82)
Misc: Scientific American

Frank Andrew Munsey -- b.8/21/1854 d.12/22/1925 (71)

Gorham Munson -- b.5/26/1896 d.8/15/1969 (73)
Author, Critic, Editor, American

Walter Murch -- b.7/12/1943
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Director, Sound Engineer
Misc: sound effects engineer
Movie Titles: The Rain People, American Graffiti, The Godfather (series), The English Patient, Apocalypse Now

Rupert Murdoch -- b.3/11/1931
Publisher, Businessperson, Australian
Names/Places: b. in Melbourne; FN:Keith
Misc: creator of Fox Televison Network

Elliott Murphy -- b.3/16/1949
Novelist, Journalist, Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Book Titles: Poetic Justice

Jack Murphy -- b.2/5/1923 N.S. d.9/24/1980 N.S. (57)
Editor, Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: San Diego Union columnist 1951-1980

Terry Murphy -- b.1/22/1948
Newscaster, TV Hostess
Misc: birth year estimated
TV Shows: Hard Copy

Sir James Augustus Henry Murray -- b.2/7/1837 d.7/26/1915 (78)
Lexicographer, Editor, Scotish
Misc: created the Oxford Dictionary

Jim Murray -- b.12/29/1919 d.8/16/1998 (78)
Journalist, Businessperson, Sports Writer
Misc: Sports Illustrated founder; sports columnist for LA Times since 1961; 14-time Sportswriter of the Year; won Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1990.

Edward R. Murrow -- b.4/25/1908 d.4/27/1965 (57)
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Government Official
Names/Places: b. in Greensboro, NC; NN:Patron Saint of Network News; RN:Egbert Roscoe Murrow; NN:Mr. Integrity; d. in Pawling, New York
Misc: U.S.I.A. director; Great early-TV newsman
TV Shows: See It Now, Person to Person, Small World

John Middleton Murry -- b.8/6/1889 d.3/13/1957 (67)
Critic, Journalist, English

Gunnar Myrdal -- b.12/6/1898 d.5/17/1987 (88)
Scientist, Sociologist, Economist, Swedish
Names/Places: FN:Karl

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