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Duke Struck, Director for ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and ‘The NFL Today,’ Dies at 82

Duke Struck, Director for ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and ‘The NFL Today,’ Dies at 82

Duke Struck, a 14-time Emmy winner and CBS Sports veteran who directed installments of The Oprah Winfrey Show, The NFL Today, Good Morning America and The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, has died. He was 82.

Struck died Oct. 21 of respiratory failure in a hospital near his home in Parkland, Florida, his wife of 28 years, Victoria, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Struck began directing for CBS’ The NFL Today studio show on Sundays in 1974, when it was anchored by Jack Whitaker and Lee Leonard and aired live for the first time. (Brent Musburger, Phyllis George and Irv Cross would be hired the following year.)

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