The first physician who treated President John F. Kennedy after he was fatally shot; former chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington and UT Southwestern Medical Center
Retired chair of surgery at New York University; created techniques that paved the way for modern cardiac surgery. He also is a former president of the American College of Surgeons and a recipient of the Navy's Legion of Merit
Author; wrote Lonesome Dove, which won a Pulitzer Prize, and numerous other bestsellers including The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment; co-wrote the screen adaptation of Brokeback Mountain for which he shared the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Television journalist; former chief correspondent for CBS Reports and senior news analyst for CBS News; former press secretary for President Lyndon Baines Johnson