At a 1971 Harvard teach-in against the Vietnam War, he urged students to “engage in civil disobedience…. We got one president out, and perhaps we can do it again.” ... Another of Wicker’s journalistic credos:
We stand against privilege and we must question power.
[Wicker, age 37,] was riding in the presidential motorcade as it wound through downtown Dallas, the lone Times reporter on a routine political trip to Texas.
The searing images of that day ... were dictated by Mr. Wicker from a phone booth in stark, detailed prose drawn from notes scribbled on a White House itinerary sheet. It filled two front-page columns and the entire second page, and vaulted the writer to journalistic prominence overnight. — From the linked NYT obit.
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