Pioneer Documentarian Perry Wolff Dies At 97

Perry Wolff, a groundbreaking television producer whose documentaries took viewers on a tour of the White House with Jacqueline Kennedy and awakened them to widespread hunger in America, died on Feb. 17 in Portland, Ore. Wolff was credited as a writer, director or producer of some 600 hours of broadcasts over more than five decades, mostly for CBS News. His broadcasts won 17 Emmy Awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in broadcast journalism and an Academy Award nomination for best documentary short film, for writing and directing An Essay on Matisse in 1996 for PBS.