Everett C. Parker, public rights defender in media, dies at 102

Everett C. Parker, former head of the United Church of Christ Office of Com­munication and an advocate for the public’s rights in broadcasting, died Sep­tember 17 in White Plains, New York. He was 102.

A radio producer, reporter, and advertising agency head, Par­ker had a reputation as a defender of freedom of speech.

“His commitment to the groundbreaking work on ensuring that every marginal voice would have access to the airwaves not only mattered, not only matters still, but was something almost every other justice advocate missed,” said John C. Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president.