Michael Putzel Michael Putzel is a distinguished American journalist who covered the war in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos for two-and-a-half years as a war correspondent for The Associated Press. From the Civil Rights Movement and the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, to the White House under Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton and the collapse of Soviet Communism from Moscow, he reported many of the biggest news stories of his generation. He witnessed the shooting of President Reagan, served as Washington bureau chief of The Boston Globe, and wrote a widely published weekly column on how technology has changed people’s lives. Mr. Putzel and his wife, biographer Ann Blackman, have two grown children and live in Washington, DC.