Don Farmer, An Original CNN Anchor, Dies

Don Farmer (c), a TV news veteran who was one of CNN’s original anchors, died Wednesday in Naples, Fla., after battling a rare neurological disease known as PSP. Farmer and his wife, fellow broadcast journalist Chris Curle (l), were among the first anchors hired in 1980 when Ted Turner (r) launched CNN. Among Farmer’s early assignments was a week of live coverage from Cuba that included an interview with then leader Fidel Castro. He was 82.