February 18, 2011 at 04:13 PM EST

Bill Monroe, who served as the producer and moderator of Meet the Press from 1975 to 1984, died Thursday in a nursing home, The New York Times reports. He was 90 years old. In addition to Meet the Press, Monroe’s long career in TV journalism included stints as Washington editor of the Today show, NBC’s Washington bureau chief, and a regular presenter on Today. He retired from NBC in 1986.

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