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May 23, 2012, marks KSL anchor Bruce Lindsay's final broadcast. And after 38 years in journalism he has covered countless stories. Lindsay started working at KSL in 1974, and in 1978 he began his broadcast career, and has been a trusted voice in news ever since. Some stories were challenging and some were down right fun. Many were local stories and many took him across the globe. But the greatest story he ever covered was his family, he loved going to violin recitals and all the things a good Dad does. After his family, it would be impossible to rank the stories he has covered through the years. Here are 10 memorable stories and projects that Lindsay was involved with over his many years as journalist, in no particular order.

Olympic coverage
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Long before the Olympics came to Salt Lake, Lindsay was bouncing around the globe covering Olympic events and visiting bidding cities.

His Olympic coverage has taken him to places like Quebec, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Budapest and of course here, Salt Lake City in 2002.

San Francisco earthquake
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In October of 1988, KSL was part of the CBS News Net, and was also where the hub for the CBS satellites were located.

When the San Francisco earthquake hit, Lindsay reported live from the damaged city, completely unscripted. San Francisco news organizations were slow to go on the air because of power outages. And because Lindsay was connected to the hub in Salt Lake, he was able to deliver the news 20 minutes ahead of the rest of the country.

Election coverage
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People say election coverage wasn't particularly Lindsay's favorite thing to cover, but he did cover them well.

Long before the elections would even start, Lindsay would put together a file where he kept track of the candidates and the issues. And when it came time to report, he was prepared.

Tokyo, Japan LDS temple dedication
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When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated the Tokyo, Japan temple in October of 1980, it was not only a big moment for them, but also for Lindsay.

This broadcast was his second transoceanic live shot. His first was from Jerusalem.

Primetime Access
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Between 1982 and 1988 Lindsay was on the Primetime Access show. This public affairs show aired five nights a week.

Lindsay really put his personality in this show that took the daily news and discussed, covered celebrity profiles and even did movie reviews.

Ethiopia famine
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During his early years of reporting, Lindsay traveled to Ethiopia to cover a devastating famine that was happening there.

Normandy veteran
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Usually when a neighbor called to give Lindsay a story idea, they didn't pan out. But in 2004 a neighbor gave him a tip that brought him to France.

Lindsay had the opportunity to tell the story of an older Utah man who was in the D-Day landing party in Normandy came back to visit the places he had helped liberate years before. While there, the man got hit by a car and ended up in the hospital. The local police chief heard the man was there and came to visit him. After talking with the veteran, the town ended up naming a town square after him.

Haiti adoptions
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While most remember the earthquake that hit Haiti, Lindsay was able to see a different side of the tragedy.

Though the subject of his story was a local woman from Logan, Utah, Lindsay found himself in Haiti covering her story. The woman traveled to Haiti and was working to adopt Haitian orphans.

Elizabeth Smart
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Though the story may have started out like most missing persons cases, with little hope, Lindsay was able to see this story through to its happy ending.

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When Lindsay first started at KSL he was assigned to the Kaleidoscope project, where he wrote profiles.

They looked for more interesting stories, in different circumstances, with the not-so-average type of people.

One profile brought him to Lonetree, Wyo., where the population had decreased from 5 to 2, but the town's parking meter remained.