Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Courtroom artist Howard Brodie dies
Howard Brodie, who drew courtroom sketches for more than 60 years and was called "the ultimate journalist" by Walter Cronkite, died Sunday at his home in Monterey County at age 94, the Chronicle reports. Brodie, who worked in his early years at the Chron and Examiner, had a long career as a courtroom artist working for various outlets including CBS News. Among the defendants he drew were Jack Ruby, Sirhan Sirhan, James Earl Ray, Harry Bridges and Charles Manson.