Washington state

SEATTLE: Broadcast executive, Vietnam critic dies at 89

Former broadcasting executive Charles Stimson Bullitt has died at age 89.

The Bullitt Foundation confirmed that the former president of KING Broadcasting died Sunday at his West Seattle home.

After taking over KING Broadcasting in the 1960s, Bullitt’s criticism of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War won him a spot on President Richard Nixon’s “enemies list.”

He was educated at Yale and the University of Washington and was a practicing attorney with an interest in the environment and human rights.

Bullitt was injured while serving in the Navy during World War II. After returning to Seattle, he ran for Congress in 1952 and lost.

He was involved in redeveloping downtown Seattle and wrote several books.

The Associated Press