Harold B. Fisher

Harold B. “Hal” Fisher, a producer for CBS News who covered the Kent State U. shootings and Detroit race riots, died Feb. 23 of natural causes in Sarasota, Fla. He was 74.

Fisher’s career with CBS spanned 40 years, including the last 22 as a network news producer in Chicago.

Fisher covered the Detroit riots in the 1960s, the anti-war riot at Kent State in May 1970 and a civil rights march in Clarksburg, Miss., where his film crew was run out of town.

In 1973, he spent a month in Wounded Knee, S.D., where the American Indian Movement staged a sit-in demanding the federal government honor Indian treaties.

Fisher worked at a radio station in Rock Island, Ill., then joined TV station WBBM, the first CBS affiliate in Chicago.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, son and sister.

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