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Vance Packard -- b.5/22/1914 d.12/12/1996 (82)
Author, Journalist
Book Titles: Animal I.Q., The Hidden Persuaders

Saul Padover -- b.4/13/1905 d.2/22/1981 (75)
Misc: Political Scientist

Walter Hines Page -- b.8/15/1855 d.12/21/1918 (63)
Author, Journalist, Publisher, Diplomat

Robert Paige -- b.12/2/1910 d.12/21/1987 (77)
Newscaster, TV/Movie Actor, TV Host, Game Show Host

John Palmer -- b.9/10/1935 d.8/3/2013 (77)
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: NBC News

Ike Pappas -- b.4/16/1933 d.8/31/2008 (75)
Misc: CBS News

Bill Parcells -- b.8/22/1941
Commentator, NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: coached NY Giants to 2 Super Bowl titles (1986,90); retired after 1990 season then returned in '93 as coach of New England; entered 1994 season with 9-year record of 90-63-1.
Sports Teams: Hastings, Wichita State, Army, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Air Force Academy, New England Patriots (1980), New York Giants (1979, 1981-1990), New York Jets (1997-1999, also as executive 1997-2000), Dallas Cowboys (2003-2006), Miami Dolphins (executive, 2008-2010), Cleveland Browns (executive since 2014)

Vilfredo Pareto -- b.7/15/1848 d.8/19/1923 (75)
Sociologist, Economist, Italian

Dorothy Parker -- b.8/22/1893 d.6/7/1967 (73)
Author, Short Story Writer, Poet, Critic, Journalist
Names/Places: RLN:Rothschild
Misc: famed for her caustic wit (Enough Rope)

Cyril Northcote Parkinson -- b.7/30/1909 d.3/9/1993 (83)
Historian, English
Misc: Maximist; Parkinson's Law: Theory: Work expands to fill the time available; d. Mar 10?

Francis Parkman -- b.9/16/1823 d.11/8/1893 (70)
Book Titles: Oregon Trail

Louella Parsons -- b.8/6/1881 d.12/9/1972 (91)
Journalist, Columnist
Names/Places: RLN:Oettinger
Misc: Hollywood Gossip

Frederic Passy -- b.5/20/1822 d.6/12/1912 (90)
Economist, Pacifist, French
Misc: co-winner of the first Nobel Peace Prize (1901)

Alicia Patterson -- b.10/15/1909 d.7/2/1963 (53)
Publisher, Editor, Businessperson
Misc: Newsday magazine founder

Eleanor Patterson -- b.11/7/1884 d.7/24/1948 (63)
Publisher, Editor

Joseph Patterson -- b.1/6/1879 d.5/26/1946 (67)
Journalist, Publisher

Christi Paul -- b.1/1/1969

Elliot Paul -- b.2/10/1891 d.4/7/1958 (67)
Writer, Journalist

Jane Pauley -- b.10/31/1950
Newscaster, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Indianapolis, IN; FN:Margaret; Garry Trudeau's wife
Misc: some say b. 1949
TV Shows: NBC News, Today Show (1976-89), Real Life, Dateline

Frederic Paxon -- b.2/23/1877 d.10/24/1948 (71)

Daniel Pearl -- b.10/10/1963 d.2/1/2002 (38)
Misc: was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered by Al-Qaeda in Pakistan.

Drew Pearson -- b.12/13/1897 d.9/1/1969 (71)
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Columnist, Radio Actor
Names/Places: RN:Andrew Russel Pearson
Misc: One of the most influential newspaper columnists in the United States.

Hesketh Pearson -- b.2/20/1887 d.4/9/1964 (77)
Biographer, Actor, Director, English

James Westbrook Pegler -- b.8/2/1894 d.6/24/1969 (74)
Journalist, Columnist

Giuseppe Pella -- b.4/18/1902 d.5/31/1981 (79)
Economist, Italian

Scott Pelley -- b.7/28/1957
TV Shows: 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning

D. A. Pennebaker -- b.7/15/1925
Editor, Filmmaker, Director, Cinematographer
Names/Places: FMN:Don Alan

Marina Augusta Pepper -- b.12/8/1967
Children's Author, Journalist, Politician, Actress, Model, Playmate, English
Names/Places: aka Marina Augusta Baker
Misc: March 1987

Martin Peretz -- b.12/6/1938
Journalist, Publisher

Jack (Newsperson) Perkins -- b.12/28/1933
Newscaster, Correspondent, Commentator
TV Shows: NBC News

Maxwell Perkins -- b.9/20/1884 d.6/17/1947 (62)
Misc: influential

William Thomas "Tom" Pettit -- b.4/23/1931 N.S. d.12/22/1995 N.S. (64)
Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: of NBC from the 1960s-1995; CBS News

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner -- b.1/30/1902 d.8/18/1983 (81)
Architect, Historian, German
Misc: art historian

William Lyon Phelps -- b.1/2/1865 d.8/21/1943 (78)
Journalist, Educator, American

Kevin Phillips -- b.11/30/1940
Writer, Commentator

Stone Phillips -- b.12/2/1954
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: Dateline

Donn Piatt -- b.6/29/1819 d.11/12/1891 (72)
Journalist, American
Misc: some sources say born on January 29 or June 19

Robert Pierpoint -- b.5/16/1925 d.10/22/2011 (86)

Sir Isaac James Pitman -- b.8/14/1901 d.9/1/1985 (84)
Publisher, Politician, Educator, English
Misc: phoentic speller, the original Phonics addiction junkie

Plutarch -- b.??/??/46AD d.??/??/120
Biographer, Greek

Norman Podhoretz -- b.1/16/1930
Author, Commentator, Editor
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Misc: New York Post

Edgar Allan Poe -- b.1/19/1809 d.10/7/1849 (40)
Author, Short Story Writer, Poet, Literary Critic, Editor
Names/Places: b. in Boston, MA; d. in Baltimore, Md.
Misc: widely regarded as the central figure of Romanticism
Book Titles: The Raven, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart

Letty Cottin Pogrebin -- b.6/9/1939
Author, Lecturer, Journalist

Daniel Poling -- b.11/30/1884 d.2/7/1968 (83)
Evangelist, Editor

Polybius -- b.??/??/200BC d.??/??/118BC
Historian, Greek

Ernest Poole -- b.1/23/1880 d.1/10/1950 (69)
Author, Novelist, Journalist

Sylvia Porter -- b.6/18/1913 d.6/5/1991 (77)
Author, Journalist, Publisher, Columnist, Economist
Names/Places: RLN:Feldman; d. June 6?
Misc: Financial writer, tax expert

Elizabeth Post -- b.5/7/1920 d.4/24/2010 (89)
Writer, Editor
Names/Places: Emily is her hubby's grandma

Emily Post -- b.10/27/1872 d.9/25/1960 (87)
Author, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: Etiquette authority

Shirley Povich -- b.7/15/1905 N.S. d.6/4/1998 N.S. (92)
Columnist, Sports Writer
Misc: The Washington Post

Jody Powell -- b.9/30/1943 d.9/14/2009 (65)
Commentator, Columnist
Names/Places: RFMN:Joseph Lester
Misc: White House News Secretary

Vladimir Pozner -- b.4/1/1934
Journalist, TV Talk Show Host, Russian
TV Shows: Pozner & Donahue

Frederick Praeger -- b.9/16/1915 d.5/28/1994 (78)

Louis Prang -- b.3/12/1824 d.9/14/1909 (85)
Painter, Engraver, Publisher, German

Jane Pratt -- b.11/11/1962
Editor, TV Talk Show Hostess
Misc: founding editor of Sassy

George Prentice -- b.12/18/1802 d.1/22/1870 (67)
Journalist, Editor

William Prescott II -- b.5/4/1796 d.1/28/1859 (62)

John Preston -- b.12/11/1945 d.4/28/1994 (48)
Author, Editor

Annie Proulx -- b.8/22/1935 N.S.
Author, Writer, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Journalist
Book Titles: The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain, Postcards

Guido Provoost -- b.11/7/1940 d.12/29/1981 N.S. (41)
Historian, Belgiumese

Joseph Pulitzer -- b.4/10/1847 d.10/29/1911 (64)
Journalist, Publisher, Editor, Hungarian
Names/Places: b. in Mako; d. in Charleston, SC
Misc: American Newspaperman; Pulitzer Prize founder

Joseph Pulitzer III -- b.5/13/1913 d.5/26/1993 (80)
Publisher, Editor
Names/Places: aka Jr.; the grandson of the founder of the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

George Putnam -- b.7/14/1914 d.9/12/2008 (94)

Ernest Taylor "Ernie" Pyle -- b.8/3/1900 N.S. d.4/18/1945 N.S. (44)
Correspondent, Journalist, Editor, English
Misc: a famous WWII correspondent

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