PHOTOS: Remembering Phil Johnson

PHOTOS: Remembering Phil Johnson

Phil Johnson's 1972 documentary on "China: A Hole in the Bamboo Curtain" won him one of his three Peabody awards.

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Posted on March 23, 2010 at 7:20 AM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 23 at 7:56 AM

Phil Johnson, the New Orleans television icon who helped build WWL-TV’s newsroom into a local and national powerhouse, giving the station a distinctive and distinguished on-air editorial voice while also winning three Peabody awards for his documentaries, died late Monday after a lengthy illness. He was 80.

The following are photos from his work, which took him around the world while also bringing stories back to New Orleans.

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