Reporter fired over WWII scoop gets apology

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Ed Kennedys War
This Wednesday, May 2, 2012 photo shows a copy of the New York Times published on May 8, 1945, featuring a story by former AP Paris bureau chief Ed Kennedy, at the home of his daughter, Julia Kennedy Cochran, in Bend, Ore. Kennedy was dismissed by The AP after he became the first journalist to file a firsthand account of German officials surrendering unconditionally to Allied commanders at a former schoolhouse in Reims, France. Sixty-seven years later, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Curley said that Kennedy was right to stand up to the censors, and should have been commended, not fired. Cochran said she was “overjoyed,” that the AP had taken an interest in exonerating him. “I think it would have meant a lot to him,” she said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)