The Digital Journalist
Remembering Eddie
October 2004

by Bob Daugherty

I first met Eddie at the Republican Convention in San Francisco in 1964. AP photographers and friends were gathered at a hotel and I (in my early '20s) was listening intently to the veteran staffers' "war stories." Little did I realize that I would meet two AP legends that evening, one present, one future - Joe Rosenthal and Eddie Adams. Eddie was scheduled to be my roommate during the convention. That lasted for only one night. Eddie, never shy about revealing his true thoughts, was sent home the next day after a disagreement with a senior editor. There would be other chances to get to know Eddie much better in the years to come.

© Bob Daugherty

Bob Daugherty is Director of The AP State Photo Center.