Hugh Sidey - Biography - Major Events

Major Events

Sidey reported on major national and international stories such as:

  • Eisenhower and the U-2 Crisis
  • Kennedy at the Vienna Summit with Nikita Khrushchev
  • Kennedy assassinated in Dallas
  • Nixon trip to China in 1972
  • Vladivostok with Gerald Ford
  • Jimmy Carter at Camp David
  • Lyndon B. Johnson and the "brown shoes" incident

He covered several Presidents, from Eisenhower to Clinton, and was author of the book Time Hugh Sidey's Portraits of the Presidents. He also hosted the PBS series The American Presidents. Sidey served as president of the board of director of the White House Historical Association from 1998 to 2001, during the White House's bicentennary celebration.

He died of an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Paris. Former president George H. W. Bush delivered a eulogy at Sidey's funeral.

Sidey left behind three daughters, a son and his wife, Anne.

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