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Photo Credit: Courtesy ABC

JOE  SPENCER

News Organization: ABC

Died: 1986

Location: UNITED STATES

Killed Jan. 21 with ABC producer Mark McDonough when their chartered helicopter crashed in a cornfield near Ellendale, Minn., during a pre-dawn flight in heavy fog. He was a Chicago-based correspondent flying to Austin, Minn., to cover a meatpackers' strike against the Hormel company.